A New Chapter on Community-Academic Partnership

Members of our team have published a chapter on partnering with community organizations to improve services for those who are experiencing homelessness. The McGill University Social Development Research Group has partnered with the Old Brewery Mission (OBM) since 2011...

Older people and Canadian Strategies on Homelessness

By: Rachel Barken Older homelessness has been identified as a significant concern among researchers and service providers alike. Those working in shelters, for example, are confronted with the realities of increasing numbers of older people experiencing homelessness...

ACFAS Conference

Our team was pleased to participate in an interesting discussion on marginalization and exclusion at the annual ACFAS conference last week. The intersections of aging and homelessness are beginning to make it to a research and practice agenda. See:...

Rethinking the Care Needs of Older Homeless People

by Rachel Barken and Amanda Grenier The care needs of older adults experiencing physical and cognitive decline generate much attention in political, popular, and academic debates. Yet, particular subgroups of the older population are often overlooked. Such is the case...