Connecting with Canadians
Social Lives in Social Housing: Resident Connections to Social Services
Social Lives in Social Housing: Resident Connections to Social Services asks if living in social housing has a positive or negative effect on the ability of residents to gain access to other essential social services such as education, health care, child care and immigration services. The study considers the City of Toronto's housing policy and experience. Its primary findings indicate that people do achieve connectivity but through less formal channels such as neighbourhood social networks. The author concludes that more practical integration of services is needed and that pre-existing social networks that allow for connectivity to various social services could be used more effectively.
The CPRN/SHSC Housing Research Internship and Scholar Program is funded by SHSC and run by CPRN. The program's overall aim is to develop Canada's housing research and policy capacity by attracting and retaining the best and the brightest in the housing sector. The program is an intensive four-month policy research training experience that results in the publication of original housing policy research. For information on SHSC, go to www.shscorp.ca.
Release Date: 25 Oct 2007
E-network: Social Housing in Canada: We Can Do Better