We know the horrific violence we are seeing in Gaza and Israel is causing immense pain, anger, and sorrow here locally. These emotions are powerful, and lead to the compassion and empathy we hold for others both near and far. At the same time, many people across East Ontario have been experiencing violence and hateful rhetoric as a result of these emotions spilling over in harmful ways.
When folks have access to safe, affordable, and accessible housing, they have a much better chance of staying employed, going to school, feeding themselves and their families, and living more stable lives.
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