Inequality and Homelessness

Debra Thompson and Alison Smith | April 19, 2023

Canada has seen major changes in social housing policy since the 1990s. How has this shift impacted homelessness?

In this episode of In/Equality, host Debra Thompson speaks with Alison Smith, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto and the author of Multiple Barriers: The Multilevel Governance of Homelessness in Canada.

Homelessness is a constant discussion in major cities across Canada, yet Quebec is currently the only province that has a policy on homelessness. What can other provinces learn from its approach? How do we understand homelessness for the dispossessed Indigenous Peoples of this land? What are the roles of cities, provinces, and the federal government in preventing extreme housing insecurity? We delve into these questions and more.

This episode is part of the In/Equality Podcast series.