World Mental Health Day

By Shirley Roberts - October 2021 -  The World Health Organization recognizes October 10th as World Mental Health Day. In 1992, the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) established World Mental Health Day in an effort to promote education and advocate for people experiencing mental health issues. This year’s theme, set by the [...]

Creative Corner

Poverty – By Dorothy Schram – I see the youth, sitting on the street Begging for money, for something to eat With empty tummies, how hard can it be When, there are so many living in poverty A woman in despair goes to a shelter With all her children, she is seeking beds No [...]

Raising Awareness about Homelessness- An interview with Alana Banton

Alana Banton was born and raised in Toronto. She has a master's in community development and work as a follow-up support worker at Wigwamen. Her role is to provide transitional support to newly housed Indigenous peoples and developing capacity building programs. They have years of experience in outreach and program development.  An overview of [...]