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Aurora College #YZF #NWT #student #housing policy called unfair

Aurora College #YZF #NWT #student #housing policy called unfair | NWT News | Scoop.it

Students that manage to get into housing pay anywhere from $300 a month for a bachelor suite to $465 a month for a three-bedroom apartment -- a substantially lower amount compared to those paying the market-value rate. The average market rental rate for all-sized units is $1,000 per month, according to the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation's rental housing report in the spring of 2010.

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"Local students need housing as much as out-of-town students," she said. "Going forward, everyone should be treated equally in the program."

Frame Lake MLA Wendy Bisaro received a complaint from a constituent about the housing policy at Aurora College two years ago. After reading the policy she was not impressed with the advantage given to out-of-town students. She raised the issue in her member's statement to the legislative assembly May 30.

"In my statement I said that the policy is discriminatory and I do think it is," she said.

Arychuk said she is aware of Bisaro's criticisms. She said the policy was reviewed in June by the Department of Justice.

"They say there is no human rights violation at all," said Arychuk. "There is no need to change the policy."

Bisaro said she was not surprised that the college isn't going to change anything.

"I said I felt it was discriminatory and perhaps that was too strong a word, but there is an unfairness here," she said. "There is still an injustice. I just want fairness, and I just don't think that policy's fair."

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Homeless in Yellowknife: An Emerging Social Challenge #YZF #NWT

Homeless in Yellowknife: An Emerging Social Challenge #YZF #NWT | NWT News | Scoop.it
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There is a considerable amount of visible homelessness in Yellowknife (NWT), yet very little third-party analysis of the situation. This report begins by briefly discussing who is homeless in Yellowknife and then outlines program responses, including emergency shelters and various models of housing. An overview will then be provided of major funding initiatives from the federal and territorial governments, as well as various forms of homelessness assistance provided by the City of Yellowknife. The report concludes by making policy recommendations with respect to the need for increased accountability, shelter standards, more housing options for the homeless, and a public health response to alcohol and drug use.

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An #OldYZF Town Saturday in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories #video by @rtlesscollectiv #YZF #NWT

"... Published on Mar 27, 2013 - An Old Town Saturday - Experience Our Yellowknife by spending a Saturday in Old Town! Yellowknife is the capital city of the Northwest Territories; we're a diverse, fun and spectacular city to live in and visit! This video is our welcoming of spring, our festivals, our activities and our people. Come, spend a day with us in our beautiful Old Town. This is the second of a series of promotional videos showcasing Our Yellowknife in all seasons. Stay tuned throughout 2013! Welcome to Our Yellowknife!...." by  @rtlesscollectiv https://twitter.com/rtlesscollectiv & https://vimeo.com/artlesscollective http://www.artless.org/about/ for http://www.yellowknife.ca/

 

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@rtlesscollectiv  Best of the series so far... thanks Pablo.... On trusts that you're just hitting your stride here and the rest of the run will live life up to this one...

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