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Precarious Housing among Migrant Communities: A Multi-Sectoral Discussion

May 15, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This panel discussed the causes of precarious housing, including homelessness and hidden homelessness, among migrant communities and the housing supports they receive from community and municipal agencies. Insights from the local research, service, and policy initiatives in the Toronto region were complemented with a case study of homelessness among newcomer youth in Finland. The panel was moderated by Tracy Heffernan, Program Director at the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario.


Azar Farahani, Agency Review Officer, Housing Stability Policy and Strategic Investments, City of Toronto


Gopi Krishna, 
Executive Director, Scarborough Housing Help Centre


Emily Paradis, 
Senior Research Associate, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto


Marja Katisko, 
Visiting Scholar, CERIS; Researcher, Helsinki Metropolitan Region Urban Research Program

To see photos of the event, visit our Facebook page.


May 15, 2014
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm