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Yes In MyBackyard: Demystifying Shelters and Reframing CommunityDialogue about Homelessness in Toronto

Yes In MyBackyard: Demystifying Shelters and Reframing CommunityDialogue about Homelessness in Toronto

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Principal Investigator: Luisa Sotomayor. Partner: City of Toronto.

Funding: SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant.

Term: 2020-2022.

The main goal of this Partnership Engage Grant (PEG) project is to build a strong research collaboration between managers and policy officers at the City of Toronto's Shelter Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) division and faculty and researchers at York University to develop evidence-based approaches to public engagement and community dialogue about homelessness. More specifically, the project seeks to: examine the SSHA's current methods and tools of public engagement for the introduction of a new shelter; identify and compare effective practices from relevant national and international cases, and; develop a report with recommendations and a toolkit for practitioners aimed to improve future practices and inform decision-making at SSHA and across the City of Toronto divisions involved in the delivery of homeless housing and services.

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