I love this PDF, which is a guide to eating well on a tight budget. Eating healthily on a tight budget is hard work but this guides give you both nutrition and money saving tips.
This report summarizes what we know about the cost of addressing homelessness by looking at key literature from Canada and the United States. What becomes clear is that the status quo is actually really expensive. It may seem counter intuitive to suggest that it is cheaper and more cost effective to provide people who experience homelessness with the housing and supports they need, rather than simply provide them with emergency supports through shelters and soup kitchens. However, the research reviewed here indicates that this is actually the case. The best social and economic policies should be based on research and evidence, and in this case, the evidence points to the fact that if we do things differently, we not only achieve better social outcomes, but we also save money.
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Minister June Draude, Social Services Minister and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation spoke first. The SHC contributed approximately $12.9 million toward the total project cost of more than $17 million, with the balance provided by the Lighthouse and the City of Saskatoon.
Many people from other community service agencies that help us support our clients also attended.
Our Executive Director Don Windels thanked our partners for their support.
Reverend Brad Mayer blessed the new building.
The Minister, Mayor, our ED, Norm and Melba (long-time supporters), and Pierre Trudel, President of our board cutting the ribbon!
Saskatoon Homepage also came out to the grand opening of the new tower. Here is their media report.