In February 2009, over 700 people gathered for more than three-days at 'Growing Home,' Canada's second national conference on housing and homelessness (www.nhc2009. ca) to explore causes and solutions to this urgent problem. Conference delegates included those who are experiencing or have experienced homelessness, their families, policy analysts, political activists, politicians, professionals, scholars, those in the affordable housing community, and concerned citizens generally. Over 140 academic papers and workshops were delivered by the country's leading researchers and homelessness- serving practitioners.
Graham and Schiff, Jeannette Waegemakers
"Introduction to the Special Issue: Homelessness in Canada,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 37
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol37/iss4/2