November 22, 2017
Housing and homelessness are the topics de jour for Nov. 22.
National Housing Day is being recognized across the country, and in Whitehorse, governments and community partners are hosting a Yukon housing forum.
Pauline Frost, the minister responsible for the Yukon Housing Corp., Kwanlin Dün First Nation Chief Doris Bill, Ta’an Kwäch’än Council Chief Kristina Kane, and Mayor Dan Curtis provided the forum’s opening comments.
“It is no secret homelessness and vulnerability issues have been part of this community for some time,” Bill told forum participants at the Westmark Whitehorse Hotel.
“We have all seen it. We have all heard about it in the media. And from all accounts, it has not gotten any better.”
The issue of homelessness in the Yukon is “complex and multifaceted,” she said, and it requires “meaningful solutions” beyond just temporary shelter.