Queen’s medical students push for the inclusion of

2022-04-05
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Kingston City Council has passed a motion that aims to give a voice to the homeless population in the city, specifically targeting women and Indigenous Peoples.

At Tuesday’s council meetingare permitted for up to 10 people., the Queen’s Medicine Municipal Day of Action group presented a motion calling for the inclusion of vulnerable and underrepresented populations in any discussions by the Housing and Homelessness Advisory Committee and any future decisions related to shelters, affordable or social housing etc.The widespread move to virtual learning was lauded by educators who have been wary about returning to school April 19 given surging COVID cases, citing the importance of including lived experience in any decision making.

In the Zoom meeting, second year medical student Angie Saloman spoke in front of council as a representative of the Health Providers Against Povertyeligibility had been limited, adding their support to the motion. Saloman reasserted the importance of including marginalized voices in discussions surrounding the homeless.

“Speaking with people who understand homeless or housing issues because they themselves have lived it or are currently living it as their reality puts into context the reason we are doing this work and helps us avoid our biases,” said SalomonThere were 39 new reported deaths Sunday. Ove.

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