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Stefania Seccia

Stefania Seccia

Stefania Seccia is the managing editor of Megaphone Magazine.

Stories by Stefania Seccia

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We’re Losing What ‘SRO’ Hotels Can Do Right

For some, much-maligned ‘single-room occupancy’ means independent shelter within their budget. And it’s vanishing.

By Stefania Seccia, 13 Feb 2017


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No, Homelessness Doesn’t Have to Be Forever

Calgary and other cities are ‘wrapping’ their citizens in help, starting with shelter. It works.

By Stefania Seccia, 16 Jan 2017


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Extreme-Weather-Only Shelters in Vancouver Are Not Enough, Advocates Say

One east-side ‘warming centre’ saw more than 1,300 visits over 10-day cold snap.

By Stefania Seccia, 9 Jan 2017


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Yes! In My Backyard!

A commitment to neighbourliness eases resistance to new supportive housing. Part of a series.

By Stefania Seccia, 5 Dec 2016


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Homeless Youth Are Even Younger than You Thought

Canada’s first national survey of homeless youth calls out the ‘myth’ of wilful runaways.

By Stefania Seccia, 19 Nov 2016


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Rethinking Tent Cities as a Help in Housing Crisis, Not a Nuisance

Activists say BC should follow Portland, Seattle in allowing shelter under polycotton.

By Stefania Seccia, 7 Nov 2016


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In Vancouver, Another Tent City Is Dismantled

West Hastings camp is gone, sending some residents to shelter beds, others back to parks and alleys.

By Stefania Seccia, 29 Oct 2016


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As Shelters Overflow, Vancouver Sweeps Out Homeless Campers

City swept tents from Oppenheimer Park as storms closed in and emergency shelters reported they were full.

By Stefania Seccia, 14 Oct 2016


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Facing Homelessness Emergency, Seattle Weighs Bylaw Protecting Rights of Campers

Ordinance ‘totally applicable to Vancouver,’ says housing rights lawyer.

By Stefania Seccia, 19 Sep 2016


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West Hastings ‘Tent City’ Could Be Around for Years

Meanwhile in Victoria, residents are packing up ‘Super InTent City’ after nine months to move into social housing.

By Stefania Seccia, 4 Aug 2016