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Preface and Introduction

What Didn’t Happen: The Case for Homelessness Prevention and A Framework for Homelessness Prevention


From: Ending Homelessness in Canada


Editor James Hughes discuss the rapid increase of homelessness since the covid-19 pandemic. through this he outlines the need for a book of this type, to stop focusing on how to treatment homelessness and start addressing that facts that create homelessness in the first place.



James Hughes

JAMES HUGHES is the CEO of Montreal’s Old Brewery Mission, the largest organization serving homeless people in Quebec. His previous roles include serving as an executive with the McConnell Family Foundation, president of the Graham Boeckh Foundation, and deputy minister of the Department of Social Development in New Brunswick. His previous books include Early Intervention (Lorimer 2015) and Beyond Shelters (Lorimer 2018). He lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Stephen Gaetz

DR. STEPHEN GAETZ is the director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and a professor at York University. He lives in Colborne, Ontario.

Erin Dej

KAITLIN SCHAWN is the executive director of the Women’s National Housing & Homelessness Network. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Kaitlin Schwan

ERIN DEJ is an associate professor in the Department of Criminology at Wilfrid Laurier University. She lives in Cambridge, Ontario.