Windsor-Essex Chapter - An evening with Cathy Crowe

Jun 16, 2015, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fogolar Furlan Club
1800 North Service Road
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All are welcome. Please R.S.V.P. to or 519-819-6743

Please indicate if you have any dietary requirements - $20 payable at the door

About Cathy Crowe

Cathy has worked in a number of areas in community health. Her work has included ‘taking the pulse’ of health issues affecting low-income people including shelter conditions and inadequate housing, the return of tuberculosis and bedbugs, discrimination and a high mortality rate.

She has fostered numerous coalitions and advocacy initiatives that have achieved significant public policy victories including the 1998 Disaster Declaration that resulted in a new federal program to respond to homelessness. As a result of her work, she received the International Human Rights and Nursing award from the International Centre for Nursing Ethics in Amsterdam.

A documentary film on her work titled Street Nurse, directed by Emmy and Gemini winner Shelley Saywell has had a major impact on nursing education in Canada. From 2004-2009, Cathy was the recipient of the Atkinson Charitable Foundation’s Economic Justice Award and worked both locally and nationally on issues related to homelessness. During her fellowship she authored ‘Dying for a Home: Homeless Activists Speak Out’ (Between the Lines,2007). In addition, she was also theExecutive Producer of Home Safe Calgary and Home Safe Toronto and researcher for Home Safe Hamilton - a national documentary film and community development project on homeless families and children, with filmmaker Laura Sky.

Today Cathy is a frequent commentator, writer and visiting professor. In September 2013 she was appointed as a Distinguished Visiting Practitioner in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University.