The Road Ahead: Preventing Youth Homelessness IS Possible

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We are so pleased to co-release The Roadmap for the Prevention of Youth Homelessness (The Roadmap) with the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness. This monumental piece of work is the result of years of active collaboration with people with lived experience of youth homelessness, service providers, policy makers, funders and academics across Canada and around the world. With the announcement of the federal … Read More

Introducing A Way Home Europe!

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As Canadian Thanksgiving weekend comes to a close, I’m reflecting on the wonderful things we are thankful for at A Way Home Canada. As I’ve written about many times in the past, so much of our learning about necessary shifts in how we respond to youth homelessness in Canada come from around the world. This process of shared learning is ongoing … Read More

Hot Off the Press! “Making the Shift Year One Report” and “Funding Services for Homeless Youth in Canada: Review and Recommendations”

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In 2017, we were proud to launch the “Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab” project with funding support from the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy. Though Making the Shift is led by a partnership between A Way Home Canada and the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, our community partners are key. It was a dynamic year of co-creating … Read More

The What Would it Take? Report is a Tool for Change

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The What Would it Take? study, released in early 2018, captured the voices of young people as they helped shape what youth homelessness prevention should look like in Canada. Across 7 provinces/territories, 12 communities, 17 focus groups and 114 participants, our goal was to amplify the voices, insights, and wisdom of young people in order to drive the policy and … Read More

What Has the Learning Community Been Up To in 2018?

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When I first started at A Way Home Canada, one of the areas I found most exciting was our work with the National Learning Community on Youth Homelessness. The Learning Community is a pan-Canadian community consisting of leading youth-serving organizations across the country who work collaboratively on key issues, share emerging and promising practices, and develop strategies and tools to … Read More

THIS is a Randomized Controlled Trial

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Welcome back to the “THIS is” blog series! This month’s installment goes back to the basics of Making the Shift by looking at one of the fundamentals of our research design: the Randomized Controlled Trial. In developing Making the Shift (MtS), a primary objective has always been to establish a base of sound, scientific evidence for prevention and Housing First … Read More

Q & A with A Way Home Kelowna

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Since we launched the A Way Home Canada coalition in 2015, communities, provinces and even countries around the world have adopted the A Way Home name as a way to attach themselves to this growing international movement for change. What we seek is a fundamental shift in how we respond to youth homelessness, from a predominantly crisis response to one … Read More

THIS is Youth Choice

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As a member of the Making the Shift team, I’ve noticed a curious sort of trend: quite often, when I start talking about the importance of “youth choice” in the context of youth homelessness service delivery, people falter. It seems to me that many people are intrigued by the idea in theory but then get stuck on how it could … Read More

Kingston, Ontario is ‘Moving the Dial’ on Youth Homelessness

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In 2013, a handful of Canadian national and local partners working on housing and homelessness came together with the support of the Catherine Donnelly Foundation to launch a national pilot project called “Mobilizing Local Capacity to End Youth Homelessness (MLC).” The intent of the pilot was to support up to 10 communities, with populations of 50,000 – 200,000, to craft … Read More