Our Research

Our ResearchThe research reported on this website is part of a three year Insight grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The project began with a concern for older homelessness as an invisible issue, not present in the aging agenda, nor in the strategies to address homelessness. The project, entitled “Homelessness in late life: growing old on the streets, in shelters and long-term care” (Grenier, PI, 2012-2015) draws on a number of different methods to understand and account for the changing needs of older homeless people in Canada. Based in Montreal, Quebec, we explore aging and homelessness in an urban context, administrative data, two large shelters (one for men and one for women) and five long-term care facilities. We are concerned with the experiences of homelessness in relation to late life transitions, including impairment; long term care policy, marginalisation, and social exclusion; social care practices in sheltered housing; and poverty/economic inequality.