Brian was homeless for most of his life. He grew up on the streets of Toronto – an orphan, in between foster homes, orphanages, and reform school.

As an adult, when he wasn’t in jail he was living on the streets, battling addictions. A few years ago Brian moved to Edmonton to work. He soon became ill, ran out of money and ended up living in the river valley.

But in 2009 Brian got a home of his own – he was one of the first people housed through Edmonton’s new Plan to End Homelessness.