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Seven Ways You Can Help People Experiencing Homelessness During Hot Weather

Extreme heat is a health risk. Heat-related illness includes heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat rash and muscle cramps. Other heat-related symptoms include dizziness, nausea, fainting, headache, rapid breathing and heartbeat, and extreme thirst.

Although heat-related illness is preventable, extreme heat contributes to an average of 120 premature deaths every summer in Toronto. People experiencing homelessness are especially at risk.

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LGBTQ2S+ Community and Homelessness

Toronto’s LGBTQ2S+ community is one of the most prominent demographics experiencing homelessness. In particular, LGBTQ2S+ youth aged 16 – 25 make up a large percentage of the homeless youth population.

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The Junk Drawer: A Simple Luxury Beyond the Reach of Those Experiencing Homelessness

Though often messy and disorganized, the junk drawer serves as a subtle reminder of the stability and security that comes with having a home. But what about those who are experiencing homelessness?

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The Vital Link Between Affordable Housing and Community Health

Discover how Fred Victor is bridging the gap between affordable housing and community health in Toronto. Our efforts go beyond shelter, addressing the root causes of homelessness and poverty to build a healthier, more inclusive society.

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Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build – Elevating Mental Health in African, Black, and Caribbean Communities 

As Canada celebrates Black History Month, we recognize the intertwined challenges of mental health, homelessness, and poverty among African, Black, and Caribbean communities.

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