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Shelter System: Health and Shelter-Related Services

shelter system: The review asks council to request that the federal government consider the uploading and/or sharing of costs for the provision of shelter-related services to specialized populations for which it is currently responsible, including asylum seekers, refugees, veterans and Indigenous persons, according to CTV. The review also asks council to request that the Ministry of Health and the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network immediately develop a comprehensive and funded plan to provide health services, including mental health and harm reduction supports, throughout the city's shelter system and at respite sites as well. A review of the city's winter respite sites and shelter services will be debated by members of city council today in what will be their first meeting of 2018. The province has already announced plans to provide health services at five new shelters planned for the City of Toronto but has not yet indicated when or if those services will be made available at other facilities. This is a very difficult and complex problem. We will make it clear that this is a problem that we are not going to ignore and that we are committed to solving but that we need the help of the other governments, of shelter advocates and of residents, Mayor John Tory told reporters ahead of Wednesday's meeting. ( As reported in the news.