A few weeks ago, the production team here at CJSR FM 88.5 teamed up with more than 30 community radio stations from across the country to create 14 hours of spoken word programming aimed at amplifying the voices of Canadians of all stripes struggling with poverty and homelessness
Over the course of those 14 hours one thing became abundantly clear to me: homelessness is a complex, intertwined issue without an clear solution.
But with more than 30,000 people visiting homelessness shelters every day in this country, one thing is for certain: we have an obligation to at least try to find a solution to this national epidemic.
So, on this week’s episode of the CJSR Edition, three radio stories about people attempting to wrap their heads around the complex problem of homelessness and then doing their part, in both large and small ways, to help find a solution to Canada's homelessness problem.
At the beggining of the program, Edmonton-Strathcona's Member of Parliament Linda Duncan spoke about the challenges that many Canadians face when trying to find a stable housing. Here is the entire interview: