Summary of Presentation to the Mayor and City Council of Edmonton, Alberta

Publisher:  S.A.A.D.A., Canada
Year Published:  1977  
Pages:  4pp  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX325

This call for action presented to the city of Edmonton describes a growing crisis in the Boyle Street area and proposes changes in policy and services to respond to the crisis. During the past year, there has been a growth in the number of men and women in the inner city core of Edmonton. At the same time, the report states, there has been a decrease in housing, increasing violence and an overburdening of the services.

Abstract:  This call for action presented to the city of Edmonton describes a growing crisis in the Boyle Street area and proposes changes in policy and services to respond to the crisis. During the past year, there has been a growth in the number of men and women in the inner city core of Edmonton. At the same time, the report states, there has been a decrease in housing, increasing violence and an overburdening of the services. This call for action describes the overflow at hostels and shelters, and the inability of the street patrol to meet the demand for help. It proposes more beds, more planning and altered policy practices. There is also a call for manpower to emphasize that there are few non-skilled jobs at present in Alberta and very restricted accommodations for single people. The services involved in S.A.A.D.A. are Boyle St. Co-op., Marian Centre, Men's Overnight Shelter, Salvation Army, Single Men's Hostel, Poundmaker Street Patrol, Poundmaker Lodge, Dr. J. D. Craig, and Women's Emergency Accommodation Centre.

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