Jay Pitter grew up in Toronto’s social housing and became an author and international placemaker. Over a year, she travelled across Canada to document the insights, struggles and resilience of people on the front lines of the nation’s housing crisis. These narratives will be chronicled in her forthcoming book Where We Live, to be published by McClelland & Stewart at Penguin Random House. In this series, in a format different from her book, she shares five insightful conversations.
In This Series
Dylan Cohen on Finding ‘Home’ after Foster Care
The youth advocate on why kids need more say in fixing our housing crisis. First in a series: Talking Home.
Mirlo Liendo on What Living Precariously Teaches a Child
Home was fleeting, shaping her adult options and decisions. Latest in the Talking Home series.
Yuly Chan on How to Defend a Neighbourhood
Mobilizing Chinatown meant hearing about people’s lives and ideas. Latest in the Talking Home series.
Heather Jarvis on Sex Worker Myths and Real Homes
The SlutWalk co-founder talks stigma and housing. Latest in the series Talking Home.
Will Prosper on How Violence Makes School No Second Home
Tough teen years in Montreal North made his lesson plan urban safety. Last in the Talking Home series.
Will Prosper nous parle des écoles qui n’ont rien d’un deuxième chez-soi
Une adolescence difficile à Montréal-Nord lui a appris l’importance de la sécurité urbaine. Le dernier volet de la série Talking Home.