9 episodes

She They Us - Together we can make room in housing policy and funding decisions to meet the needs of women and gender-diverse people.

More episodes coming soon! Check back November 22.

Pan Canadian Voice for Women's Housing - SheTheyUs PCVWH

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She They Us - Together we can make room in housing policy and funding decisions to meet the needs of women and gender-diverse people.

More episodes coming soon! Check back November 22.

    SheTheyUs: Episode 8 - An Army of Women & Gender-Diverse People

    SheTheyUs: Episode 8 - An Army of Women & Gender-Diverse People

    In this final episode we will look at the most powerful tool we have to make room for women and gender-diverse people in housing in Canada, and how you can find it and use it.

    • 32 min
    SheTheyUs: Episode 7 - An Exercise in Applied Ethics

    SheTheyUs: Episode 7 - An Exercise in Applied Ethics

    Over the past six episodes we’ve heard about how much harder it is for women and gender-diverse people to find safe, affordable and appropriate housing. In the last two episodes of this series we will be looking at solutions that specifically acknowledge these challenges and show how women across the country have been mobilizing their resources to create change.

    • 24 min
    SheTheyUs: Episode 6 - They Chose Violence Over Poverty

    SheTheyUs: Episode 6 - They Chose Violence Over Poverty

    You can’t talk about women, gender-diverse people and housing without talking about gender-based violence. But you also can’t talk about violence without talking about solutions for safe and affordable housing for survivors. We’ll talk to Cindy Chiasson from Betty’s Haven in the Yukon and Michaela Mayer at the Canadian Centre for Women’s Empowerment, learn about the experiences of newcomers facing intimate partner violence from Sara Eftekar and hear from Syreeta Moore about what it is like to have to make the choice between violence and poverty.

    • 47 min
    SheTheyUs: Episode 5 - Who Knew There Was Hope?

    SheTheyUs: Episode 5 - Who Knew There Was Hope?

    Trans women experience high levels of both poverty and violence, two of the biggest factors in determining whether you are likely to be in housing crisis. Trans and housing rights activist Susan Gapka shares her story of the long road she’s had to take to find a safe place to call home, even as she won protections and rights for others, and we’ll hear from Aaron Munro about how women’s organizations can provide safer spaces for trans women.

    • 25 min
    SheTheyUs: Episode 4 - Nowhere to Hide

    SheTheyUs: Episode 4 - Nowhere to Hide

    Gender-diverse people in Canada face discrimination in many aspects of their lives and this all collides in a housing crisis in difficult and often dangerous situations. We will talk to Aaron Munro, a counselor and housing advocate for trans, gender-diverse and two-spirit people, and hear from Avery Shannon about what it’s been like for them to navigate a world still coming to grips with gender diversity during a housing crisis.

    • 22 min
    SheTheyUs: Episode 3 - People Who Aren’t Counted, Don’t Count

    SheTheyUs: Episode 3 - People Who Aren’t Counted, Don’t Count

    If it’s hard for governments to see the experiences of women in the housing crisis, it's harder still for them to see the challenges women with intersectional identities have to deal with. We will talk to Alina Mackay and Victoria Barclay on the Finding Rooms for Families research project, and hear from Lori Deets and Khristine Cariño about their experiences.

    • 32 min

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