Homeless in Toronto

Silversides, Ann
November 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/6/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 10, p1172
Academic Journal
The article reports that based on Street Health's research, chronic illnesses such as diabetes, angina, asthma and arthritis are more prevalent among the homeless in Toronto, Ontario. According to street nurse Kathy Hardill, the intervening years have been brutal for homeless people because of cuts to social assistance rates and looser tenant protection laws. Dr. Stephen Hwang, advisor to the study and researcher at the Centre of Inner City Health at St. Michael's Hospital stated that the research was truly community-driven and community led.


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