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Blue Sky Horse Radio for 1 August 2020 with Regan Sunshine Brussé of the Unsheltered Campaign

Regan Sunshine Brussé
Regan Sunshine Brussé
On Saturday, 1 August 2020 Jenniefer Stronge spoke again with Regan Sunshine Brussé of the Unsheltered Campaign. Regan provided updates on water availability: at one encampment a tap with fresh water has been provided, but at another encampment people are drinking from the river. A portable toilet has been provided by the Region of Waterloo at one location. Regan estimates there are still about 500 people who are unhoused, and winter is approaching. There has been very little progress since the start of pandemic measures in March. She says there are conversations about providing more affordable housing in the area. Regan would like to see the Region or a municipality provide an area of public land for an encampment with better facilities, so that people can be sheltered and maintain their social circles. People cannot be forced into shelter; facilitators need to speak with unsheltered people to find out what they want. There is a lack of trust in the system, and so some people may prefer to remain unsheltered. Today, people need to hide when they’re unsheltered because of opposition to the encampments. If we give unsheltered people a place to be it’s the first step to welcoming them back into society. Covid has shown us what we can do, and how quickly we can do it.

Looking for ways to help and provide support? See Regan’s website My Mother Named Me Sunshine; Make a charitable donation with an e-transfer to sdcwr@waterlooregion.org, and check for items needed at Unsheltered Campaign.

blue-sky-horse-radio-2020-08-01-Regan-Sunshine-Bruss%C3%A9-of-Unsheltered-Campaign.mp3 (18 MBytes, 19m 59s)


Facebook Video: Speaking with Regan @mymothernamedmesunshine to hear about the latest of what is happening with her work regarding anti-poverty in Kitchener/Waterloo

Blue Sky Horse Radio interviews Regan Sunshine Brussé of the Unsheltered Campaign

Shelter 4 All | Unsheltered Campaign

Regan Sunshine Brussé
Regan Sunshine Brussé
On 11 July 2020 Jenniefer Stronge chatted with Regan Sunshine Brussé of the Unsheltered Campaign.

blue-sky-horse-radio-2020-07-11-with-Regan-Sunshine-Brusse.mp3 (109.8 MBytes, 1h59m53s)

CKMS News – 2020-05-14 – Bank Garnishes Government Assistance to Local Anti-Poverty Advocate

Host: Ivan Angelovski

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After receiving her social assistance last month, Regan Sunshine Brussé (@ReganBrusse), a local advocate for the poor, and currently unemployed single mother of three, looked into her bank account, to find it almost empty. Scotiabank, garnisheed the only funds she and her kids had left to handle the pandemic.

“Technically they’re in the right to be doing what they’re doing, according to our current laws.” Brussé said. After being contacted about the issue Scotia bank did return the funds to Regan’s account.

On this episode of CKMS News, we discuss impacts of COVID-19 on people who are on social assistance or otherwise have a low monthly income. We also speak about what banks and the various levels of government are doing to ease these impacts.

Along with Regan Sunshine Brussé, we speak with Laura Mae Lindo, the Kitchener Centre representative in provincial parliament and Lea Caragata, a professor of social policy at Wilfrid Laurier University.

This program is a part of the “Local Journalism Initiative” grant program and is funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada, the Government of Canada, and the CKMS Newsroom.

CKMS Community Connections for 13 April 2020 with Regan Sunshine Brussé of Unsheltered Campaign

Show Notes

Regan Sunshine Brussé
Regan Sunshine Brussé

Regan Sunshine Brussé is an anti-poverty activist working with Alliance Against Poverty, and is now working to find shelter for those left unsheltered during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sign the petition: We need a fighting chance for our unsheltered residents!

The interview starts at 11m53s.

Regan Sunshine Brussé Online:

Unsheltered Campaign:

CanadaHelps donate buttonYou can donate to the Unsheltered Campaign funds at the CanadaHelps portal.


Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-04-13.mp3 (54.8 MiBytes, 59m51s, episode 46)

Podcast Index

  • 0m23s: I, The Mountain | Little Wild (album cover) I, The MountainLitle Wild from the Album Little Wild
  • 3m15s: Dreaming Out Loud
  • 6m46s: Bob Jonkman introduces I, The Mountain
  • 8m29s: High Spirits
  • 11m59s: Interview with Regan Sunshine Brussé
  • 33m19s: Safe From Harm
  • 38m22s: The Boat
  • 41m13s: Departures
  • 44m33s: I Swam
  • 47m46s: Winter Blues
  • 51m49s: Rosa
  • 55m47s: The Only Bar | J.P. Mortier (album cover) - J.P. Mortier sitting in an empty bar playing electric guitarJ.P. MortierThe Only Bar from the Album The Only Bar

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Photo provided by Regan Sunshine Brussé from Facebook