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Coming of Age: Reimagining our Response to Youth Homelessness | Homeless Hub Research Report Launch

Feb 24, 2014, 1pm-3pm

The goal of the report, "Coming of Age - Reimagining the Response to Youth Homelessness in Canada" is to present an argument for approaching how we respond to youth homelessness in a new way. The report achieves this by pulling together key information about youth homelessness to better inform how we respond to the problem.

As a peer-reviewed research document, Stephen Gaetz draws on an existing base of research in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States to identify effective approaches to youth homelessness policy and practice. The report also draws heavily on several previous works by Gaetz, including “Live, Learn, Grow: Supporting Transitions to Adulthood for Homeless Youth - A Framework for the Foyer in Canada” (Gaetz & Scott, 2012) and several chapters from the book Youth Homelessness in Canada: Implications for Policy and Practice, and in particular, the concluding chapter on preventing youth homelessness (Gaetz et al., 2013a).

While this is a research report that will appeal to academics, the intended audience is much broader, so it has been written to appeal to students, service providers, policy makers and the general public. The key arguments are intended to help inform decision-making in government, communities and social service agencies. As a research document, it provides an evidentiary base for creating more effective responses to youth homelessness. As a public document, it is intended to inspire change and innovation, with the ultimate goal of contributing to real and effective solutions to youth homelessness in Canada.

Speakers: Stephen Gaetz, director, Canadian Homelessness Research Network; Johanna Macdonald, justice for children and youth; Mary-Jane McKitterick, national community development coordinator of the Mobilizing Local Capacity to End Youth Homelessness program with Eva’s Initiatives; and Erika Morton, Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, Street Involved Youth Project.


Location:626 Kaneff Tower
Sponsor:Canadian Homelessness Research Network / Homeless Hub
Posted by:Stephanie Vasko
Web Sitehttps://comingofagecanada.eventbrite.ca
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