Click here to read “Seeing It Our Way” – the DTES visioning draft report from CCAP (.pdf)
What’s wrong with this picture? Real estate companies make money from gentrification and profit from an escalating housing market, now turn around and gather blankets and clothes for people they help to make homeless. This is such a clear example of charity that perpetuates the injustice and inequality of the status quo upon which such charity is predicated. Why not build homes for people instead of giving out blankets and socks? Homes actually last longer than blankets and offer much better protection against poor mental and physical health. It is also less expensive and more humane.
Dave Diewert, Streams of Justice
By Miloon Kothari Mission to Canada (9 to 22 October 2007)
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