Archive: ‘News’ Category

Egregious encampment evictions violate human rights and pose health risks
June 25, 2021 - 6:45 pm / News

The evictions at Trinity Bellwoods Park this past Wednesday were executed with an unseemly use of force and without due regard for the human rights and health of encampment residents. …
 
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Inner City Health Associates Urges City to Act on Overdose Epidemic Advice
June 15, 2021 - 8:36 pm / News

The urgent need to implement new measures to reduce overdose deaths among its patients — and all people experiencing homelessness — prompted Inner City Health Associates (ICHA) to add its …
 
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Updated Statement by Inner City Health Associates: Toronto Homeless Encampments and the Right to Housing
June 3, 2021 - 1:05 pm / News

In response to trespass notices being posted in parks with encampments in March, Inner City Health Associates (ICHA) released a statement on April 4th affirming our commitment to the right …
 
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A Message of Sorrow, Grief and Solidarity from Inner City Health Associates
June 2, 2021 - 9:53 pm / News

Our thoughts and hearts are with the Secwepemc Nation and all Indigenous Peoples at this time of loss and mourning for the 215 children that were found buried in a …
 
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Historic expansion of ICHA clinical programs to bring primary care, mental health and palliative care services to Toronto’s homeless population at every city shelter
May 14, 2021 - 10:10 pm / News

It’s official. The Ministry of Health has approved ICHA’s proposal to double its Alternative Payment Plan (APP) base funding, ensuring that all people experiencing homelessness in Toronto’s shelters and streets …
 
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Statement by Inner City Health Associates: Toronto Homeless Encampments and the Right to Housing
April 4, 2021 - 8:27 pm / News

April 4, 2021 –  Since trespass notices were issued March 19th in encampments in Toronto, ICHA has been increasingly concerned about the current and potential impact on the health of …
 
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The Year That Was: ICHA and COVID-19
March 22, 2021 - 6:31 pm / News

On March 11 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. One year later, the global death toll is ~2.6 million and counting. COVID’s second wave has hit Toronto’s …
 
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ICHA applauds acceleration of COVID-19 vaccinations for people experiencing homelessness
February 28, 2021 - 6:16 pm / News

The window to control the spread of COVID-19 strains across Toronto’s homeless community – and beyond-  has widened,  thanks to the provincial government’s endorsement of immediate vaccination for this vulnerable …
 
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CAEH/CNH3 Calls for Prioritizing COVID-19 vaccinations for people experiencing homelessness
February 5, 2021 - 9:36 pm / News

All people experiencing homelessness, regardless of where they reside, need and deserve to be protected. Only a rigorous, resourced, consistent, cross-country best practice approach to vaccinating vulnerable populations like the …
 
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Dr. Philip Berger appointed to the Order of Canada as an Officer
December 7, 2020 - 10:30 pm / News

We are pleased to announce that on November 27, 2020, Dr. Philip Berger was appointed by the Governor General to the Order of Canada as an Officer.