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Ending Homelessness Through Housing First Initiatives

Ending Homelessness Through Housing First Initiatives

Up to 15 per cent of the homeless population in Canada is struggling with mental illness. Could giving them a permanent home be a way off the streets and into a healthier life?

In this interview, Evidence Network's podcast editor Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski speaks with Dr. Jino Distasio, Director of the Institute of Urban Studies at the University of Winnipeg and Vicky Stergiopoulos, Psychiatrist-in-chief at St. Michael’s Hospital. Together they discuss the link between poor housing and health outcomes. Throw on your headphones and enjoy!

https://youtu.be/U-fZzk3NLWs

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Dr. Jino Distasio, Director of the Institute of Urban Studies at the University of Winnipeg and Vicky Stergiopoulos, Psychiatrist-in-chief at St. Michael’s Hospital and investigator for the At home/Chez soi program explain how Housing First initiatives could reduce the number of homeless in Canada.

Interview by Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski, Podcast Editor at EvidenceNetwork.ca, and journalist with Radio-Canada.

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