Listen to the Beyond the Blankets podcast, the official podcast from Blankets for T.O.
In this first episode of our official Blankets for T.O. podcast, our host Zaynab talks with the co-founders and current co-presidents about what prompted them to tackle homelessness, what challenges they faced first setting up the organization, and what future plans they have for it.
In this episode of Beyond the Blankets, we uncover some myths that are widespread regarding the homeless community by featuring a special guest! We are pleased to welcome Professor Steve Joordens, a professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough, to the podcast! This episode, we cover misconceptions including how homelessness is considered a choice, how the age demographic of this community is distributed, and how current policy puts the homeless at a disadvantage. We also cover potential ways to help the homeless as a society.
Eric Bollman, Communications Specialist at the Canadian Psychological Association, joins us to discuss the impact of the opioid crisis on the homeless community. We discuss the origins of the crisis, why it is more prevalent among those without housing, and how the wider public can help address it.