Employing the homeless

  • Stefan Braun, restaurant server

    I think Winnipeg provides a small amount of opportunities. But I don’t think we offer enough motivation to ensure the homeless stay in these jobs long enough to excel.

  • Dustin Schollenberg, fourth-year student, criminal justice

    Yes, I’ve heard of the MOST program and I think they’re doing a lot of good things.

  • Jessica Aligea-Labun, third-year student, pre-med

    There are available opportunities but we need to have more long-term positions for the homeless.

  • Carolyn Gregory, retail

    I don’t think there’s enough advertising for these jobs. If you’re living on the street, you might not be aware of the opportunities.

  • Colin Peterson, fourth-year student, theatre

    I don’t see any programs advertised. It is clear and evident we have a homeless problem. Maybe we have some good things going on but we could be doing more.

  • Channelle Birks, musician

    “I think there are opportunities that exist at places like Siloam Mission but there definitely needs to be more awareness.

Published in Volume 64, Number 20 of The Uniter (February 25, 2010)

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