Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Dying for a Home: Homeless Activists Speak Out

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From BookShorts -- Cathy Crowe always wanted to be a nurse, but she never planned to be a Street Nurse — a title she uses to evoke the horror of homelessness in a rich country like Canada. This first-hand experience with the disgrace of homelessness turned her into a housing advocate and introduced her to the ten contributors to her book Dying For A Home.

At the Toronto launch, Cathy graciously shared the stage with many of the book's contributors, including Kerre Briggs, who captured in just a few minutes the reality, wry humour, and determined hope of those who like him, Cathy, and their supporters — The Atkinson Foundation, Sherbourne Health Centre, and publisher Between the Lines — ensure that the issue of homelessness remains front and centre on the country’s political agenda.