Category Archives: Homelessness

Hidden Faces of Poverty: Stories Untold

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Poverty is an issue that, directly or indirectly, affects all New Brunswickers. Individuals living in poverty, specifically recipients of social assistance programs, face numerous barriers to their quality of life. Hidden Faces of Poverty: Stories Untold is an event dedicated to highlighting the impact of these barriers. Social action interns Andrew Daniels, Emma Kilpatrick, Natalia Martinez and Taylor Newman from […]

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A snapshot of homelessness in N.B. – Telegraph Journal – 12 March 2018

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article by Tom Bateman “Government has got to start living within its means, while helping the tens of thousands of New Brunswickers who lack the means to live. The premier has an extra $165 million in revenue to work with, which should enable him to tackle poverty head-on.” – David Coon Advocates for New Brunswick’s homeless hope a snapshot of […]

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Green Party Leaders Response to the Budget Speech

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Nine point six billion dollars is what government intends to spend to serve the people of our province. Despite $165 million in additional revenue over what was received this past year, this budget will drive our deficit back up to $189 million by spending $235 million more than last year. After three years of effort to balance the books, this […]

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Teams camp out under cardboard to support homeless youth – Global News – 1 October 2017

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Author by : Jeremy Keefe Video by : Jeremy Keefe Young people came together to support a local homeless shelter for at-risk youth at the Twelve Hours for the Homeless fundraiser on the lawn of the New Brunswick Legislature Assembly Building on Saturday night. Over 100 participants took part in the event, by raising money and building shelters out of […]

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Fredericton South MLA building on success of outreach project

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South is releasing updated versions of his community resource infographics highlighting food and housing supports available in Fredericton. “It’s important that when people are in crisis, they know where to turn for help with housing, food and employment,” said Coon. “These resource materials have proven to be popular with some of the most […]

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