Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
Gender-based violence is a common cause of homelessness among women and gender-diverse people in Toronto and survivors face unique challenges to housing. This research contains findings from community-based research undertaken with women and gender-diverse people who have experienced gender-based violence and currently live in or are trying to access private rental housing in Toronto. The report shares their experiences and unique challenges to housing, including hidden homelessness, discrimination from landlords, and income insecurity.
This companion toolkit accompanies the report “Colour of Violence: Race, Gender & Anti-Violence Services,” and details key barriers for racialized survivors seeking safety and offers best practices in developing anti-racist interventions that better supports Indigenous, Black, newcomer immigrant/refugee, and racialized survivors.
Submission to the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Regarding Immigration Detention in Provincial Correctional Facilities
This submission argues that international human rights standards indicate that immigration detention should never be punitive in nature and must not take place in facilities intended to house individuals accused or convicted of a criminal act. This submission further argues that the practice of holding immigration detainees in provincial correctional centres in B.C must end.