Author Archives: Leigh Bursey

Leigh Bursey

Leigh Bursey


Leigh Bursey is a 35 year old resident of Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Leigh spent over twenty years in Ontario, where he was a three term former municipal councillor. Leigh is an International Best-Selling Author, an award-winning singer/songwriter and recording artist, actor, painter, and community organizer/policy advocate. Leigh is the co-founder of the Brockville Streetfriends and current lead for the Mount Pearl Streetfriends outreach networks. He is an International Chartered Housing Professional, a shelter worker, and a former provincial Housing Officer. Leigh is a board member for the Canadian Housing Renewal Association and the National Alliance to End Rural and Remote Homelessness, and the LivEx Scholars With Lived Experience through Making The Shift. Leigh is a newlywed and a first-time homeowner. Leigh has lived experience with homelessness.

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Young Mother Shares Her Experience with Youth Homelessness

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Resilience Is Born from a Life of Homelessness and Trauma

Sydney, a formerly Homeless youth and Musician

Ottawa Songwriter Reflects on Homelessness Caused by Domestic Abuse 

Brockville Encampment

Brockville Streetfriends Offers Insight on Removal of Tent Encampments

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Living With the Fallout of a Family Breakdown and Subsequent Homelessness

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Violence Against Homeless People Erupts in Vancouver

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Homeless in An Ontario Heatwave: Meet Elizabeth

Ottawa protests

Ottawa Convoy Protests Interrupt Homeless Support Services

youth homelessness in Canada

Solitude And Sadness: Two Years on the Front Line of Homelessness

Donel Wheeler

Youth Who Experienced Homelessness Authors Two Books

Ollie - formerly homeless youth

Formerly Homeless Ottawa Youth Now Advocates for Street Youth

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Bidding Wars in Brockville Force a Disabled, 59YO Man into Homelessness

Donald Armstrong

Remembering a Friend: Donald Armstrong Died Homeless in Brockville

Jaida Dubois 1

Kingston Artist Shares Her Experience with Homelessness

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Homeless People Are Sleeping in Neighboring Parks After Kingston Tent Encampment Torn Down

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Making Affordable Housing a Reality in Canada with 3D Print Tiny Homes

Katrina from Cornwall

Cornwall Woman Shares Her Experience with Homelessness

Dr. Nick Falvo

Dr. Nick Falvo Discusses Approaches to Homelessness Prevention in Calgary