Youth homelessness is a fusion policy issue, meaning that the many systems that drive young people into homelessness must also be part of the solutions. We engage in “solutions-focused” advocacy where we co-create policy solutions with all orders of government.
We provide systems planning thought leadership, training & technical assistance to communities and all orders of government as part of the Systems Planning Collective. We develop tools and resources to enhance the ability of stakeholders to do this work well.
We work with partners across the country to support the practical shift in how we respond to youth homelessness from primarily a crisis response to one that focuses on prevention and sustained exits from homelessness. We proudly host the National Learning Community on Youth Homelessness as part of this work.
We co-lead the Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab (MtS) and Demonstration Lab (MtS DEMS) with the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness. Through MtS we are developing and mobilizing new knowledge that is transforming our response to youth homelessness.