The ice storm knocked out power and heat for as much as six days for many people in the city of Toronto during the later part of December, 2013. It is a winter storm most people won’t forget.
Homelessness and poverty are an enormous social problems, which will not disappear. Many people suffer from unemployment, mental illness, disability, disease, bad luck, preventing them from earning a living. Most people who walk past a panhandler or homeless person will ignore them, as if trash on the street.
It is my view that we must all be compassionate. In other words, we must become aware of other peoples pain and and suffering, and then provide assistance to reduce or end their despair. How can a person assist the homeless? Share some of your pocket change.
These photographs were shot between 2012 and 2015, as part of a documentary project.