, Ontario , Canada
Sep 23, 2011 06:27pm
|Info||There are few people who know the pulse of downtown Toronto as well as Cathy Crowe. She has walked the front lines of public service as one of the nation’s first street nurses – and has worked directly with impoverished communities and community health organizations for over 30 years. |
She co-founded and is the voluntary Executive Director of the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee whose emblematic 1% campaign, which demands that governments commit an additional 1% of their budgets for affordable housing. She is a frequent university and college lecturer, is frequently called upon as a media commentator, and is the subject of the documentary, “Street Nurse”.
Cathy has a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Nursing from Ryerson, and a Master of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. She has received honorary doctorates from the University of Victoria, McMaster University, the University of Ottawa, and York University. She is a multiple recipient of the Atkinson Charitable Foundation’s Economic Justice Award, the author of ‘Dying for a Home. Homeless Activist Speak Out’, and was executive producer of the documentary film ‘Home Safe Toronto’.
Having worked for decades in the confluence of Toronto’s streets and political halls, Crowe is ready to head upstream, and do the work that’s needed there to revive our ailing province.