What We Do

Youth Voice

The Voices of Experience

Plans to end youth homelessness in Canada require the voices of youth with lived experience.

Youth with experience of homelessness know what supports are necessary and can identify how systems have failed them. Youth are key partners in the work of A Way Home.

The Learning Community leads the youth voices work of A Way Home. They are a founding partner of the coalition and are hosted by the A Way Home Secretariat. The Learning Community is the only pan-Canadian community of practice in the youth homelessness sector.

A Way Home and the Learning Community identify promising practices for youth engagement and develop tools for youth-serving organizations to work with and support youth to engage in the planning activities of ending youth homelessness.

Partnership is critical for creating youth-led engagement activities that guide A Way Home in our efforts to end youth homelessness. Through collaboration with entities such as the offices of provincial child/youth advocates and the Mockingbird Society we will continue to elevate youth voices and rights to guide our work.

Kamloops & Kingston

These two cities engaged in a national pilot project along with four other cities titled Mobilizing Local Capacity to End Youth Homelessness in Canada. We have highlighted their work to elevate youth voice on our website:

Kamloops Student Art GalleryKingston Youth Action Plan

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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.