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.

Cathy Crowe, Toronto Street Nurse

Toronto Street Nurse Cathy Crowe Talks Homeless Shelters and Coronavirus

Leilani Farha

Homelessness and the International Response to Coronavirus

Homeless grandmother holding her grandchildren

Grandmother Shares Her Family’s Unique Experience with Eviction and Homelessness

Kanaska Carter performs

Canadian Singer Kanaska Carter Speaks Candidly About Her Homeless Experience

Couple stressed about Finances

Canadian Government Falls Short on Rent Relief for Tenants in Wake of COVID-19

Charlie Angus

COVID-19 Threatens Northern Ontario’s Indigenous Communities

Humans of Basic Income Art_Family

‘Humans of Basic Income’: Interview with Award-Winning Photographer Jessie Golem

Homelessness Emergency Event

Ottawa Declares Housing and Homelessness Emergency

Canadian Parliament

Campaigning to Support Homeless People, Will Canadian Parliament Deliver?

Sleeping Rough in Toronto, Ontario

Ontario Politician Calls Homelessness ‘A State of Emergency’

cold nght

Visitors In the Cold World of Homelessness

Bryan Brulotte and Leigh Bursey

Canada’s Conservative Party Candidate Addresses Homelessness

my homelessness

Living In The Moment: Reflecting on My Homelessness