Suggested Citation: Buccieri, K., Davy, J., Gilmer, C., & Whitmore, N. (2022). Understanding homelessness in Canada: From the street to the classroom. ON: Pressbooks.


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Understanding Homelessness in Canada: From the Street to the Classroom” was a collaborative effort between Trent University and the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness.


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Thank you to Green Wood Coalition and Peterborough AIDS Resource Network for supporting staff involvement and facilitating artwork contributions for this project.


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This project was made possible with funding by the Government of Ontario and through eCampusOntario’s support of the Virtual Learning Strategy. 


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Our team would like to thank Emma Armstrong, Katelyn Bell, Phyllis Owusu-Ansah, Kaylie Smith, and Virginia Stammers for being student reviewers. We appreciate the time and energy you dedicated to reviewing chapter drafts and offering insightful feedback.


Thank you to the artists with lived experience of homelessness, whose artwork greatly enriched the content of this book.

Thank you to the participants who provided the quotes we used in the cards throughout this book.

Thank you to all of the researchers who contributed their time and knowledge to this book.



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