A Way Home has a transformation agenda. This requires that we both identify and mobilize existing knowledge to impact policy, planning and practice, but it also requires that we create NEW knowledge. We build rich partnerships across sectors to help us accomplish our goals.
INNOVATION IN ACTION
As part of our innovation agenda, we’ve co-developed and we co-lead two high-profile initiatives alongside the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness at York University. The Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Social Innovation and Demonstrations Labs leverage an initial $29 million investment in developing the evidence and knowledge base for how to prevent young people from becoming homeless, and if they do, ensure they have all of the support necessary to exit homelessness quickly and achieve positive outcomes in the areas of housing stabilization, health & well-being, social inclusion, education and employment. In addition, we are developing practical tools to support community partner efforts, such as the Youth Assessment and Prioritization Tool (YAP), in partnership with WalRon Consulting and the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness.