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A Hidden Epidemic: Homelessness and Health Inequity

A Hidden Epidemic: Homelessness and Health Inequity

By Health for Homeless

Health for Homeless is a non-profit that strives to achieve health equity in Canada’s homeless community. Our mission is to advocate for issues surrounding health and wellness and implement meaningful solutions that remove barriers to accessible healthcare. "A Hidden Epidemic: Homelessness and Health Inequity" aims to shed light on organizations and individuals making a difference in everyday life to inspire YOU to create positive change in your community.
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Dr. Erin Dej

A Hidden Epidemic: Homelessness and Health Inequity

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Dr. Kulkarni
Dr. Kulkarni
This episode of A Hidden Epidemic features Dr. Kulkarni with Health for Homeless members Sarah and Nyah. Dr. Kulkarni is currently the chief medical officer in the city of Pune in India. Tune in to this month’s episode to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of different healthcare models found across the globe and how it impacts healthcare accessibility.
35:37
October 24, 2022
Dr. Cynthia Puddu
Dr. Cynthia Puddu
This episode of A Hidden Epidemic features Dr. Cynthia Puddu with Health for Homeless members Nikola and Nyah. Dr. Cynthia has been a faculty member at Grant MacEwan University since 2001 and specializes in Health promotion and community health. Tune in to learn more about her work with the Indigenous population in this discussion about the housing and cultural needs of Indigenous youth. 
40:52
October 06, 2022
Dr. Kaitlin Schwan
Dr. Kaitlin Schwan
Dr. Kaitlin Shcwan is the Director of Research for The Shift, an international movement to secure the right to housing, and a senior researcher at the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness. With a special focus on women's homelessness, Kaitlin Schwan speaks on her research and expertise relating to poverty and homelessness in this episode of A Hidden Epidemic: Homelessness and Health Inequity.
32:22
April 18, 2022
Michael Braithwaite
Michael Braithwaite
Join Health for Homeless founders Annie and Kanish as they speak with guest Michael Braithwaite. Michael is the CEO of Blue Door, the largest emergency housing, health, and employment provider in York Region and offers valuable insights on how youth can take action.
26:43
April 18, 2022
Dr. Erin Dej
Dr. Erin Dej
This episode of A Hidden Epidemic: Homelessness and Inequity welcomes Dr. Erin Dej, a critical criminologist and qualitative researcher at Wilfred Laurier University who studies marginalization and exclusion with a primary focus on homelessness and mental health.
21:46
April 18, 2022
Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull
Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull
This episode of A Hidden Epidemic features Dr. Jeffery Turnbull with Health for Homeless founders Kanish and Annie. Dr. Turnbull helped establish Ottawa Inner City Health, which works to improve access to health care for individuals experiencing homelessness. Tune in to learn more about his work in this intriguing discussion about the unhoused population amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
22:38
April 18, 2022
Dr. Carrie Marshall
Dr. Carrie Marshall
Join Health for Homeless founders Nicholas and Annie as they speak with Dr. Carrie Marshall, an Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario. This episode features conversations surrounding mental health and its relation to poverty and homelessness.
23:19
April 07, 2022
Dr. Abe Oudshoorn
Dr. Abe Oudshoorn
Dr. Abe Ourdshoorn is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario in the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing. Tune in as he speaks with NIket and Kanish from Health for Homeless on topics surrounding homelessness prevention, women's homelessness, and others.
24:08
April 07, 2022
Anya & Shania: The Canadian Courage Project
Anya & Shania: The Canadian Courage Project
Join us to hear from Shania and Anya from the Canadian Courage Project, a GTA-based non-profit supporting the homeless youth population and their animal companions. The Canadian Courage Project (“CCP”) was launched by Shania and Anya in May of 2020 after seeing a gap in the current system both supporting homeless youth with animal companions and youth empowerment at the secondary level. The CCP's goal is to empower young people to strive for social impact, push boundaries in the workplace, support homeless youth, and offer services for one's animal companions.
14:56
September 01, 2021
Mike Burnett: Youth Without Shelter
Mike Burnett: Youth Without Shelter
Mike Burnett is an education specialist at Youth Without Shelter, an organization that provides shelter, one-on-one guidance and mental health/wellness support through a trauma-informed model designed to build self-esteem and resilience. In this episode, he speaks on his experience supporting youth dealing with homelessness, insight on how society can build better support systems and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, go to: www.healthforhomeless.ca To follow us and our work, go to: https://www.instagram.com/health.for.homeless/
17:35
August 01, 2021