Cathy Crowe began writing about her work as a street nurse in Toronto years ago, and I was always touched by her stories about a city we all lived in, but rarely saw. Her work with the homeless inspired me to take on her story in Streetnurse which has become a kind of manifesto and teaching aid for nursing schools, all in one.
Today, after the tragic loss of NDP leader Jack Layton, who’s book on the homeless inspired us to action, its great to see Cathy turning to politics and running for the NDP. This is from her Facebook page:
"To show support for Cathy and standing up for Healthcare we are planning a Nursing and nursing student canvass this Saturday September 17th at 12 noon. We will be gathering at 219 Queen Street East (Campaign office, street parking available). Lunch/Refreshments and BRIEFING, with special guest, Dr. Dennis Raphael Please pass this on to anyone that may be interested. All are welcome!"