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High income does not guarantee good health, but low income almost inevitably ensures poor health and significant health inequity in Canada
Dr. Ernie Lightman

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Average Life Expectancy for Canadian Male Living in Shelter
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Gender & Sexual Minorities, if they become homeless, are they able to access the same type of care that everyone should be entitled to?

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The importance for harm reduction clinics

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Invest wisely. Invest in mental health.

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Stable housing for some who was once homeless doesn’t mean improved health?

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Health education for the homeless, where is it?

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