As Canada marked its first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, two of Canada’s newly elected Indigenous MPs reflected on what the federal government — and all Canadians — can do to further reconciliation.
The federal government's promise to create a “for Indigenous, by Indigenous” housing strategy hasn't been met. Nonetheless, some housing is being built for Indigenous people in Toronto and other urban centres.
The York region bordering Toronto has a large semi-rural section where housing and youth services are harder to access, a problem compounded for young queer folk at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
Homelessness in the region made headlines in November after three people were killed and one was shot and injured near Whiskey Creek, one of the numerous homeless encampments surrounding the two municipalities.