We Are Not Faceless: November 11th, 2017

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Fimeonie:

-Worked as a tour guide in upper canada

– Unable to pay rent (leading to eviction)

– Now in debt and living on the streets

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We Are Not Faceless: November 11th, 2017

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Lucy & Vince :

  • Met at an indigenous centre
  • Lucy had a miscarriage and they lost quadruplets (but she says she wouldn’t want to bring them into a world where she couldn’t provide for them either way)
  • She was raped by 5 men
  • They both have severe rashes and skin diseases that have worsened due to lack of treatment
  • They still keep smiling and stay together

We Are Not Faceless: November 11th, 2017

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Yannik:

-From Belgium, Family moved to upper Canada.

-Had Schizophrenia (undiagnosed)

-Enhanced by drug and alcohol use

-Family disapproving

-Not addicted to alcohol however frequent user of marijuana as it works better than prescribed drugs with less side effects (however he is not a medical professional and overuse is therefore a common occurrence)

-Medical system may have diagnosed him but was not able to provide him with adequate treatment.

We Are Not Faceless: October 21st, 2017

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Name? , Saturday, October 21st, 2017. Name has been on the street for some time now in front of the Pharmaprix across from Concordia Universities. “I used to be a highly experienced florist, but over time my hours kept getting cut more and more until I eventually just quit because I wasn’t making enough money. Unfortunately, no one was hiring someone with my high level of experience and pay me for what I’m worth, so that is how I ended up here. Concordia students have been generous and helped me out a lot when they are passing by to and from class.”