INTRODUCTION TO A WAY HOME

WHO WE ARE


A Way Home is a national movement, bringing together coalition partners dedicated to preventing, reducing and ending youth homelessness in Canada.

The work of A Way Home builds on the existing strengths of our partners, community engagement and a strong commitment to ending youth homelessness that is emerging across the country. 

We have a 10-year mandate to affect real change on the issue. We believe that by aligning the strategies and resources of key stakeholders, we will end youth homelessness in Canada once and for all.

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YOUTH HOMELESSNESS IN CANADA
AN OVERVIEW


Youth make up one of the largest demographics of the homeless population in Canada.

Approximately 20% of homeless people in Canada are between the ages of 13-25. On any given night in Canada, there are over 6,000 young people who experience homelessness and either sleep out of doors or access emergency shelters. An even greater number are part of the hidden homeless population, ‘couchsurfing’ temporarily by staying with family or friends.

WHAT WE DO


Ending youth homelessness means doing things differently.

Working together with multi-sectoral partners across the country, A Way Home inspires and enables communities and all levels of government to organize, plan and implement innovative strategies to address youth homelessness in a coordinated, measurable and impactful way.

We achieve this through community planning, programs, public engagement, government relations, research, partnership & collaboration, and by consulting both with front-line service providers and youth with lived experience to guide our efforts.

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WHAT YOU CAN DO


Join the movement!

We’ve developed a series of resources and tools to support communities across the country in their planning efforts to address this important issue. Learn more about how you can help to prevent, reduce and end youth homelessness.

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