What’s the Future of Homelessness Prevention? Adapting the Welsh “Duty to Assist” for Canada

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The desire to address inequalities and exclusionary practices within homelessness policy led Wales to become the first country to attempt to fully reorient homelessness services toward prevention and to make preventive services universally available. At the heart of the Welsh approach is a legal duty that requires municipal authorities to assist anyone who is at risk of homelessness, or who … 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

2017: The Year of Prevention

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I had the privilege of spending some time over the holidays in sunny California. It was a fantastic trip for so many reasons, but one conversation I had with a young hair stylist in San Francisco really stands out – it was about my work on youth homelessness and prevention. She asked me about the causes and conditions of youth … Read More