Multiple Barriers: The Multilevel Governance of Homelessness in Canada
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Available: July 2022© 2022
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 384 Pages
Illustrations: 3 b&w figures, 2 b&w tables
Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00
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Despite decades of efforts to combat it, many people continue to experience homelessness in Canada’s major cities. There are a number of barriers that prevent effective responses to homelessness, including a lack of agreement on the fundamental question: what is homelessness?
In Multiple Barriers, Alison Smith explores the forces that shape intergovernmental and multilevel governance dynamics to help better understand why, despite the best of efforts of community and advocacy groups, homelessness remains as persistent as ever. Drawing on nearly 100 interviews with key actors in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal, as well as extensive participant observation, Smith argues that institutional differences across cities interact with ideas regarding homelessness to contribute to very different models of governance. Multiple Barriers shows that the genuine involvement of locally based service providers, with the development of policy, are necessary for an effective, equitable, and enduring solution to the homelessness crisis in Canada.
3. Governance Matters
4. Federal Government
Conclusion: Filling the Prescription
Appendix 1: List of Interviews