Homelessness has reached a critical level in centres across Saskatchewan. Affordable, accessible and secure housing is a solution.
To gain a better understanding of how individuals find themselves in a homeless situation, stakeholders need to hear their stories. Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S) invites stakeholders and those with lived experience to the first annual, intersectoral, provincial Building Community – Housing and Homelessness Conference on March 14 and 15 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
In every community in this province, there are people living on the streets. The increasing cost of living is forcing others out of their homes and into a realm of uncertainty. A 2022 Point-in-Time survey shows homelessness is up by 15% in Saskatoon, 36% in Prince Albert and 41% in Regina. The reasons are many and vary from person to person. There could be addictions issues, mental health and wellness, abuse, the list goes on.
Come together as individuals, providers, stakeholders to gain a better understanding of how individuals find themselves in a homeless situation and become a part of the housing solution.