Proposal for homeless memorial in Victoria Park

Proposal for homeless memorial in Victoria Park

CTV Kitchener Published Sunday, December 9, 2018 5:46PM EST Last Updated Sunday, December 9, 2018 6:42PM EST “I was more prone to using while I was living on the street because you gotta drown your sorrows and numb your pain.” Suzi Gursoy was homeless for more than 20 years. She says she knows all about the struggles of living on the street. Gursoy claims she was almost killed by someone she thought was a friend. “All of a sudden they turned on me and put a leather belt around myRead More

Surprise gift for Winnipegger beaten after helping homeless man

Doug Thomas

A Winnipeg man who helped stop two suspects from kicking a homeless man at a Portage Avenue bus stop has received a surprise gift to recognize his bravery and kindness. Pay It Forward Winnipeg – a network that helps connect good deeds to those in need – gave Doug Thomas two tickets to a John Mellencamp concert following the assault Oct. 13. The online group said Sunday a stranger to Thomas named Roland Flaig offered up two tickets to a John Mellencamp concert. After the group posted about them beingRead More

Polling stations for homeless voters open in Kitchener

An election sign on a door

A polling station for people without fixed addresses was set up in Kitchener on Thursday. The station was located at St. John’s Kitchen in the Working Centre and another one at the Ray of Hope. It took six years to make the project happen. “This is a space of welcome, inclusion and non-judgement for this population,” said Tom Friesen, an outreach worker at St. John’s. Many polling stations are set up in schools or churches, where some people experiencing homelessness have undergone trauma. Some people who voted at the St.Read More