Toronto Disaster Relief Committee
Monthly Homeless Memorial
New to TDRC? Join us at the monthly homeless memorial vigil. We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 12 noon, outside the Church of the Holy Trinity, just behind the Eaton Centre. We remember all those who have died on the streets of Toronto as a result of homelessness. A free lunch is served inside the church after the vigil. For more information contact Doug Johnson-Hatlem at the Sanctuary 416-420-2113 (c).
December 8, 2009, at Toronto’s Homeless Memorial, on the occasion of adding the 600th name.
The Blueprint to End Homelessness by Michael Shapcott and the Wellesley Institute provides a detailed history, an overview and costed solutions to Toronto's housing crisis.
by Beric German. Commentary editorial on Canada's role in the war.
Shelter Inspection Report: a Report of Conditions in Toronto's Shelter System (released in May 2003)
After 14 years of advocacy, activism and action, Toronto Disaster Relief Committee (TDRC) is closing.
Click here for a synopsis of our work.
Toronto Star, June 8, 2012:
Toronto Disaster Relief Committee folds after 14 years of spotlighting homeless
Media – please call and leave a message with Jon Alexander 416-805-4332
This website will be update regularly.
Disaster Declaration 1998
UNHEARD VOICES, produced by Mike Yam and the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee, is a film that follows the footsteps and voices of seven homeless people who have spent years on the streets of Toronto.
Michael Shapcott has released an Ontario election primer with recommendations for housing needs.
The Street Health Report 2007 finds homeless people in Toronto experience more violence and many are in poor health.
Download the Summer 2007 edition of the Disaster Post, the newsletter of Toronto Disaster Relief Committee.
A new study puts the cost of homelessness in
The National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO) opposes the Harper Government's plan to implement a $725 million tax cut.
Toronto Homeless Memorial Website
Ontario budget 2007: Thanks for the thoughts, but where's the money? - Michael Shapcott
Watch this video to learn about the failure of New York City's homelessness strategy, an approach now being tried in Toronto
New housing and homelessness online resource: wiki
Want to know what has TDRC been up to recently? Check out our list of 2006 achievements!
TDRC supports the statement issued by the Assembly of First Nations in June 2007. It proposes a plan to respond to the crisis in First Nations communities in Canada. See the statement.
Street Count - The City has completed its Street Needs Assessment. Results were presented to Council in July 2006 and passed.