About our Name

A Way Home Canada launched as a national coalition in late 2015.

Prior to that time, the founding members were working together with support from the Catherine Donnelly Foundation to run a national pilot program called Mobilizing Local Capacity to End Youth Homelessness. This pilot supported a number of Canadian communities to develop local plans to prevent and end youth homelessness. One of these communities was Kamloops, BC. The resulting plan was called “A Way Home.” Founding coalition partners were inspired by the title and asked to use this title for our emerging national coalition. We are grateful to the United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo, Interior Community Services, and the City of Kamloops for the support to use this name. Since that time communities, states and countries around the world have modelled their efforts off of A Way Home Canada, thus creating a global movement for change.

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The views expressed on this website are those of the A Way Home coalition and do not necessarily reflect those of the individual organizations.