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Cathy Crowe

Cathy Crowe

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Cathy Crowe is a Canadian Street Nurse, educator, social justice activist, and filmmaker specializing in advocacy on homelessness in Canada. She is the author of Dying for a Home: Homeless Activists Speak Out (Between the Lines) and A Knapsack Full of Dreams: Memoirs of a Street Nurse (FriesenPress).  Her recent book (co-edited with Greg Cook) is an anthology, Displacement City. Fighting for Health and Homes in a Pandemic(UofT/AEVO). Cathy is a frequent commentator on issues related to health, homelessness, and affordable housing. Her articles have been published in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and NOW Magazine, as well as on rabble.ca.​ Cathy was an executive producer in the Home Safe documentary-film series and is the subject of the film Street Nurse, directed by Shelley Saywell. Cathy is a co-founder of numerous advocacy groups, including the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee. She previously received the Economic Justice Award Fellowship from the Atkinson Charitable Foundation and the International Human Rights Award in Nursing from the International Centre for Nursing Ethics in Amsterdam. Cathy received the Order of Canada in 2018 and is currently a Distinguished Visiting Practitioner in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University.

Email:
cathyacrowe@gmail.com
City:
Toronto
Province:
Ontario

Publications

Displacement City. Fighting for Health and Homes in a Pandemic. 2022, UofT/AEVO
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Are you available for public presentations and/or workshops:
Yes
Presentation Description

I finetune depending on audience.

Presentation Length:
One hour
Genre:
Housing, homelessness, advocacy, public policy, nursing.
Grades:
All.
Audience Size:
Varies
Presenation:
Varies
Workshop Description:

I finetune to audience.

Workshop Length:
1 hour
Workshop Intended Audience:
All
Workshop Audience Size:
30+
Workshop Fee:
Varies
Are you available for school visits?:
No
Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
Yes