While it’s absurd that we have been reduced to have to advocate for fair provincial housing allocations to address homelessness in Ottawa, let’s join with the Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa campaign and their efforts to mobilize the community.
As Dusko Miljevic, social worker with the Mood and Anxiety program at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre said to a small group of us discussing the situation recently, “there is no recovery without housing.”
The reality is housing is a key Social Determent of Health, for any hope of our health care system and organizations ever gaining more efficiency, much less hope for progress for a person’s recovery pathway.
We need your help.
“…Ottawa will be receiving a mere $845,000 increase, or just 0.4% of the Province’s budget commitment of $202 million dollars. Toronto will be receiving 60 times as much increased funding as Ottawa. Yet, we are the second largest city in Ontario. …”
- Please take 5 minutes to: write, click, sign in here: https://www.endhomelessnessott...waneedsmore_campaign
- Further background on status of decision please see article here: https://www.thestar.com/news/g...essness-funding.html