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Homelessness: Solutions from Lived Experiences through Arts-Informed Research

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Toronto Metro Hall (Rotunda),  55 John Street

A collaborative initiative to put forward and take action on the knowledge gained from eight arts-informed, community-based, participatory research studies in Toronto.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many pictures does it take to understand just one word: homelessness?

Come and listen to our speakers panel and experience the different art-based research projects on display.  Take action through our policy recommendations

The following projects will be present:

  • A Day in the Life: Stories and Photographs of Health and Homelessness in Toronto asleep in Toronto
  • Coming Together: Homeless Women, Housing and Social Support
  • Count Us In! Inclusion and Homeless Women in Downtown East Toronto   
  • The Street Health Report 2007
  • Street Health Stories
  • Struggles, Strengths and Solutions: Exploring Food Security with Young Aboriginal Moms

These projects were conducted by peer researchers, community agencies and academics working with people with experiences of homelessness. Together, these works represent an important body of evidence on the lived experiences of homelessness, which is innovative and locally defined.

The exhibit will be on display from Tuesday, September 30, 2008 to Friday, October 3, 2008.

For more information, please contact Professor Izumi Sakamoto (Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto) at (416)946-8224, or email