Displacement, Housing and Homelessness in Northern Manitoba Communities by Lee Anne Deegan and and Marleny Bonnycastle was developed in two communities, Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN) and Thompson from 2018-2020. Community-Based Participatory Research was the foundation of the research, using participatory methods including interviews, focus groups and community cafés.
The study explored factors facilitating homelessness and restraining the movement out of homelessness in Northern Manitoba. Impacts of colonization including limitations of services, racism, and domestic violence were some of the reasons that participants gave as causes of homelessness. Housing shortages, overcrowded housing and being subjected to unacceptable living conditions, however, were the key factors participants identified as contributing to mobility out of communities and into homelessness in Thompson.
Find a brief summary of this research here.
On November 5th, 2020, we held an online launch. You can watch it below:
Grant: Partnering for Change: Community-Based Solutions for Aboriginal and Inner-City Poverty - 2012-2019
Category: Housing and Neighbourhood Revitalization