The mission of AHANS is to promote access to decent and affordable housing through its development and construction, retention and upgrading in all parts of the Province.
For several months now, AHANS has been engaged in an on-going discussion about disparities - everything from STIRs to Piketty's studies of capital concentration in the 21st century. We know that disparities have proportional impacts. Where there's little left to lose, any loss has a crushing impact. Whereas at the other end of the scale, even significant losses make only a ripple (Too big to fail.).
Architect and educator Aldo van Eyck proposed that "place" is humanized space and "occasion" is humanized time. This very neat proposition unites two phenomena in a single trope. Just as "place" distinguishes a particular instance in the endless flow of space, so too does "occasion" mark a special moment within the otherwise seamless flow of time. << MORE >>
Stephen Gaetz, Tanya Gulliver, & Tim Richter (2014): The State of Homelessness in Canada: 2014. Toronto: The Homeless Hub Press
Challenges in Providing Services to People Who Use Drugs: Insights from Emergency Department & Shelter Staff: The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)