Innovations in Social Technology to Inspire Your Next Hackathon to End Homelessness

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This blog is part of a monthly series by the Systems Planning Collective to support communities in all their systems planning priorities. Stay tuned for next month’s blog! Have you mused lately about how your efforts to prevent/end homelessness might benefit from the rapid advancements in technology underway?  If so, look no further. We’ve curated a diverse list of Innovations in Social … Read More

Putting General Comment 21 on Children in Street Situations to Work for Canadian Children and Youth

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Please join A Way Home Canada, the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness,  the American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, Justice for Children and Youth, and the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children for a webinar on Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST. The webinar will include a discussion on: the background, process and purpose … Read More

The Story that Needs to Be Told

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We can’t expect policies and practices to change without the presence of good quality research and data that support the need for policy and practice shifts. At a most basic level, the existence of policy gaps leads to research being undertaken. It is clear that the relationship is of a long-term nature; it takes time to generate research as well as … Read More

From Research to Impact: Narrowing the Gap

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Over the summer of 2018, the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH) and A Way Home Canada (AWH) conducted an international scan of policies and practices that are contributing to youth homelessness prevention (the Evidence Scan). The Wales Centre for Public Policy commissioned this report for Public Policy, under the direction of the First Minister of Wales. Drawing together a extensive literature … Read More

Engaging Youth in the 2019 Without A Home National Youth Survey

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The voices of young people with lived experience must be at the centre of our efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness in Canada. In 2014, the Lived Experience Advisory Council developed seven principles for engaging and including people with lived experience making the statement “Nothing about us without us”. This statement speaks to the rights of people to have their experiences, … Read More

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