Life Stories of Displacement

Life Stories of Displacement

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We all deserve a seat at the table regarding matters that affect us!


We seem to be a society of labels
Dec 2 • 46 min
Life Stories of Displacement opened up a bottom up critique of our relationships and ways we see the world. The interview was recorded through a partnership between the Social Development Centre Waterloo Region and University of Waterloo School of…
A house or even an old factory that’s closed up, make rooms, put somebody out there for supervision, give everybody rooms to live in
Nov 27 • 61 min
“Well my thoughts is that there’s a lot of people on social assistance out there needing housing, like cheap affordable housing. They’re tearing these houses down, like two and three-bedroom houses that they could rent out cheap to the low-income people……
A million dollar house here, there’s going to be some push to get the rooming house out.
Nov 20 • 33 min
“If you get a rooming house here and this guy’s got a million dollar house here, right, there’s going to be some push to get the rooming house out, right. Because, it’s lowering his property value, right. And, you know, a rooming house it’s not the…
The scarcity of not having a nice home they once had, just overall having to stress and worry.
Nov 12 • 41 min
We wish to stress the point that residents living on low income are a highly diverse population, and in a limited number of interviews, we encountered people who have post secondary education and are in precarious employment, homeowners, business-owners…
If our wages stay the same but real estate keeps on going up, like where are we supposed to go?
Nov 12 • 82 min
We wish to stress the point that residents living on low income are a highly diverse population, and in a limited number of interviews, we encountered people who have post secondary education and are in precarious employment, homeowners, business-owners…
These are the sort of stories: They have accidents, they get ill, they move away.
Nov 5 • 69 min
We wish to stress the point that residents living on low income are a highly diverse population, and in a limited number of interviews, we encountered people who have post secondary education and are in precarious employment, homeowners, business-owners…
The only way things are going to change, or people are going to see differently, is by hearing people that have lived it.
Nov 5 • 49 min
Life Stories of Displacement: We wish to stress the point that residents living on low income are a highly diverse population, and in a limited number of interviews, we encountered people who have post secondary education and are in precarious employment,…
You can’t make a building and put all the poor people in the same building.
Oct 23 • 96 min
Social Development Centre Waterloo Region supported the study ‘Neighbourhood Change along LRT’ by Professor Brian Doucet from the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo and recruited interviewees living on low income to participate in the oral…
People are moving to the periphery, people are moving out of the city.
Oct 23 • 102 min
Social Development Centre Waterloo Region supported the study ‘Neighbourhood Change along LRT’ by Professor Brian Doucet from the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo and recruited interviewees living on low income to participate in the oral…
I’m seeing all these changes but none of them are for me.
Oct 18 • 44 min
Social Development Centre Waterloo Region supported the study ‘Neighbourhood Change along LRT’ by Professor Brian Doucet from the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo and recruited interviewees living on low income to participate in the oral…
Pay attention more to the people on the street
Oct 15 • 33 min
Life Stories of Displacement are meant to turn up the volume of marginalized voices in the conversations about displacement and truly affordable housing in the urban core of Kitchener and Waterloo 2019-2020.