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York Region Alliance to End Homelessness fonds

  • F0767
  • Fonds
  • 1987-2022, predominant 1999-2011

Fonds consists of records that document the relationships of the York Region Alliance to End Homelessness with community service agencies in York Region, its approach to securing funding and the partnerships developed through research projects, and its role in education and advocacy campaigns for people experiencing homelessness. The records include minutes from general meetings and sub-committees, and funded and unfunded grant application files. The fonds also consists of advocacy undertaken by YRAEH with other agencies and levels of government, membership lists, newspaper clippings and other media coverage, YRAEH publications including research studies, administrative records, educational projects and workshops, and publications related to human services in York Region and beyond. 

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Wanda MacNevin collection

  • F0769
  • Collection
  • 1926-2021

Collection consists of meeting minutes, academic papers, government publications, reports, newspaper articles and clippings, books, protest ephemera, a typescript and a videocassette tape related to Wanda MacNevin’s research for the books "If Only I Knew: Stories of Teen Mothers" and "By Us! For Us! Activism in Jane Finch, A Working-Class Community" and the work of community organizations such as the Black Creek Venture Group, Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre, and Promoting Education and Community Health (PEACH).

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Research Files

Series consists of research notes, reports, academic papers and dissertations, meeting notes, books, presentation slides, speeches, correspondence, and exhibition text. It is arranged by research focus as compiled by the creator in the process of writing the book "By Us! For Us!" The focus of the first section is the history of the Jane-Finch neighbourhood from the first Indigenous settlements to the development of housing and infrastructure by Settler Canadians. The second section focuses on demographic information about Jane-Finch through census results and academic research into the construction and development of housing in Jane-Finch. The third section focuses on the diversity of community residents and the socio-economic impacts that governing policies and public perception have had on their lives. The fourth section focuses on youth experiences and includes community-based programming for anti-drug and crime prevention initiatives for this age group. The fifth section focuses on assessments of the Toronto Metropolitan Police’s actions and residents’ resistance to cuts in community services, 1997 amalgamation of the City of Toronto and the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy. The sixth section focuses on community organizations and community voices. The seventh section focuses on community-based initiatives to improve infrastructure and the standard of living and the community’s relationship with York University and its researchers. The eighth section includes books and a videocassette tape of the movie Teen Moms: Our Stories, produced by the Black Creek Community Health Centre.

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