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  • June 17, 2021

    June 17, 2021

    Simon Fraser University gerontology adjunct professor Sarah Canham is leading a research project examining how to support older people experiencing homelessness in three Canadian cities. The Aging in the Right Place (AIRP) initiative is receiving funding, announced this week, from the National Housing Strategy’s Collaborative Housing Research Network (CHRN).

  • August 25, 2020

    August 25, 2020

    SFU researchers are investigating the factors behind an alarming national spike in homelessness, especially among people over the age of 55.

  • April 15, 2020

    April 15, 2020

    The numbers of older adults experiencing homeless is on the rise in Canada (Gaetz, Dej, & Richter, 2016), yet housing options that support the varied and often complex needs of this population are scarce (Serge & Gnaedinger, 2003).

  • September 02, 2020

    September 02, 2020

    COVID-19 has impacted people from all walks of life, yet it has had a particularly profound effect on disadvantaged and frail members of our society.

  • April 09, 2019

    April 09, 2019

    Check out this op-ed from Dr. Sarah Canham featured in The Conversation and reprinted in The National Post.

  • April 25, 2019

    April 25, 2019

    Check out this podcast from The Gerontologist featuring our very own Dr. Victoria Burns!

  • February 15, 2020

    February 15, 2020

    A Global News video highlights the release of a new documentary called, Beyond Housing: "We're not ready for the shelf," which follows the lives of 7 Calgary seniors and their struggles to find housing.

  • January 20, 2020

    January 20, 2020

    The Star's interview with Calgary advocate, Hilary Chapple, details part of her journey into advocacy and her next steps in improving the lives of LGBTQ people experiencing homelessness.

  • January 07, 2020

    January 07, 2020

    Calgary advocate, Hilary Chapple, speaks live on air with Doug Dirks and Jenny Howe about developing a new training program to make shelters safer and more inclusive for members of the LGBTQ community.