PRACTICE

Service providers across Canada are poised to make the shift to prevention in their communities, but may need support to get there. A Way Home and the National Learning Community on Youth Homelessness provide thought leadership and practical tools and supports to organizations and communities who want to eliminate or shorten the amount of time any young person is mired in an emergency situation.

OUTCOMES

The ultimate goal is to ensure better outcomes for young people and their families. We encourage and foster the use of evidence to inform service models and assessment tools, and support service providers to take a “systems approach” to their community-wide response.

LEARNING COMMUNITY
COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE FOCUSING ON YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

Outside of developing tools, resources and providing thought leadership, A Way Home hosts the National Learning Community (LC) on Youth Homelessness. This pan-Canadian “community of practice” is dedicated to shortening the amount of time any young person is mired in an emergency situation. These passionate practitioners are fostering shifts in their local policies and practices in order to achieve this goal. The Learning Community also works closely with A Way Home Canada to ensure that our policy and planning work is both informed by what’s happening “on the ground” in communities, as well as guided by the voices of people with lived experience of youth homelessness.

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LGBTQ2S TOOLKIT
MAKING IT BETTER NOW

Young people have been consistently telling us that as a sector and as a community we need to improve the experiences of LGBTQ2S youth experiencing homelessness. As a community, we know that homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia are prevalent in our systems: families, education, health care, faith, employment, justice, to mention only a handful. The goal of this Toolkit is help staff and organizations become better allies of LGBTQ2S youth.

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