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Selected Speeches

June 21, 2012 - Humber College
Remarks on receiving an Honorary Bachelor Degree in Applied Studies

July 28, 2011 - City of Toronto Executive Committee
This is me and where I am

May 19, 2011 - Toronto Public Library’s fifth annual June Callwood Lecture
Kitchen is the Heart of Home

May 6, 2011 - The Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Omicron Chapter 24th Annual Research Conference
From Research to Action

April 2, 2011 - KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives Toronto West Group
The Wealth Gap: Poverty or Justice?

March 15, 2011 - Human Rights. Human Diversity. Sir Wilfred Laurier in Brantford
Dying for a Home. Fighting for the Right to a Home.

February 25, 2011 - Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario
Action for Affordable Housing: Moving Housing Rights forward in our city, our province, our country

January 28, 2011 - Canadian Nursing Students Association’s 40th Annual Conference, Hamilton
Passion, Power and Politics

June 18, 2010 - 4th National Community Health Nurses Conference
What do Prorogation, Climate Debt and Avatar have in common and what do they have to do with nurses?

June 17, 2010 - York University
Remarks on receiving an Honorary Doctor of Laws

May 31, 2010 - Newtonbrook United Church
The Lens of Home

May 7, 2010 - Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario
Speak Truthiness to Power

April 12, 2010 - Toronto United Church Council
Heart and Vision Award

June 8, 2009 - Community Legal Clinic Forum Panel
Understanding Our Times – The Recession in our Communities

June 1, 2009 - Federal Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
Combating Poverty, Homelessness and Hunger: Create a Peace Dividend

May 22, 2000 - Ryerson University, sponsored by Students for Medicare and No One is Illegal
Health Care Provision and Direct Action Politics

February 28, 2009 - Law Union of Ontario, Annual Conference
Charter of Rights Panel

February 6, 2009 - Municipal Housing Budget Forum, Housing Action Now & The Wellesley Institute
‘A good budget would…….’

October 30, 2008 - Determinants of Our Health: Toronto in a Global Village
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Reports

October 30, 2008 - Roy Romanow at Determinants of Our Health: Toronto in a Global Village
Toward Wellbeing: A Pan-Canadian Project

June 8, 2008
Remarks on receiving an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Ottawa

April 16, 2008 - Ongwanada Board of Governors, Kingston
Home is like a force field

April, 2008 - sponsored by Kingston Social Justice Groups
There are no lovely wars!

March 15, 2008 - Toronto Anti-War Rally
Put down the guns and pick up the hammers and nails

Sept 26 07 - Toronto Anti-Poverty Rally at Queen’s Par
It’s Time to Act – Together

May 18, 2007 - Kingston Mayor’s Task Force on Poverty
The Kingston I Knew

May 4, 2007 - SOS Medical Conference
S.O.S. In Canada! People are Dying for a Home

March 22, 2007 - Rotary Club of Toronto-Forest Hill
Dying for a Home!

Feb. 26, 2007 - Toronto City Summit 2007
Will the Conversation be Alive?

January 27, 2007- NDP Socialist Caucus
Homelessness, poverty and neglect - in Ontario

November 14, 2006 - Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo
Direction Home

November 4, 2006 - Planet in Focus Film Festival, Toronto
The Price of Growth

October 19, 2006 - Kenora
Challenging the Contradictions

October 17, 2006 - University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
The Wind that Shakes the Barley

October 16, 2006 - Winnipeg.
From Katrina to Winnipeg. Natural and man-made disasters. How we treat our displaced people

September 26, 2006- CURA Conference: Building Foundations, London
This Ain't Wonderland

June 16, 2006 - Keynote to Family Practice Nurses Conference, Toronto
The Poor Will Always Be With Us? Not If nurses have a role!

June 2, 2006 - Thunder Bay
Why is advocacy or social action important?

June 1, 2006 - Thunder Bay
A national disaster, a national emergency, a national disgrace

May 31, 2006 - Thunder Bay ( Lakehead Social Planning Council )
Learning From our Past, Fighting For Tomorrow

February 17, 2006 - Toronto
Roundtable Panel – Aging on the street

November 9-10, 2005 - Sarnia
Homelessness Symposium

September 18, 2005 - CU Expo
Research with a Pulse

June 9, 2005 - McMaster University
Nursing is Attending to Meaning

June 2, 2005 - Canadian Museum of Civilization
Street Nurse Job Description: Care, Prevention and War on Poverty

May, 2005 - Canadian Conference on Homelessness - Toronto
Housing and Homelessness Plenary

May 11, 2005 - Canadian Federation of University Women - Cobourg
Coming Home

April 7, 2005 - Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC)
The Right to a Roof: Affordable Housing in Ontario

February 21, 2005 - Toronto Dollar Supper Club
It's Time for a Blueprint to End Homelessness in Toronto

November 15, 2004 - Alberta Housing Coalition
Alberta's Housing Drought - It's Time to Open the Taps

November 15, 2004 - Alberta Housing Coalition
Canada's Homeless Disaster Includes Alberta

October 6, 2004 - Urban Ministry Panel (Faculty of Divinity, University of Toronto)
...You Could Call It Freedom

October 2, 2004 - Anglican Outreach Networking Conference
Tools for Advocacy: Making a Difference in Our World

October 1, 2004 - The Housing House Centre (Hamilton)
Housing Would Help!

May 27, 2004 - McMaster University
Upstream from Vulnerable. Denial by Design.

April 20, 2004 - CMHC Leaders' Conference
Urban Issues Panel

April 2004 - RNAO Convention
Walking the Walk - or March!!!

February 3, 2004 - Toronto, Ontario
The Right to Shelter. Homelessness, Housing and Healthcare�