child protection

This year, I was privileged enough to be part of a team of committed people involved in the production of a policy brief called “Child Welfare and Youth Homelessness in Canada.”

The policy brief is based on the results of the 2016 pan-Canadian study on youth homelessness, “Without a Home: The National Youth Homelessness Survey,” which found 57.8% of youth experiencing homelessness reported some type of involvement with child...

York University; Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub
January 06, 2016

This week’s infographic comes to us from the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) and focuses on changing the child welfare system for African Canadians (a term used to identify all Canadians of African descent regardless of place of birth). OACAS...

University of Ontario Institute of Technology
December 04, 2014

One of the key issues facing homeless or marginally housed young people is the difficult task of “transitioning away from homelessness.” What exactly this means and when it begins and ends is not easy to figure out, and the definition can change depending on who you talk to. Another important issue is trying to understand the factors that help young people who have experienced homelessness succeed in this transition (as well as the barriers they face, which it turns out are a lot).


York University
March 03, 2014

Research consistently points to the high percentage of homeless youth who have had some involvement with child protection services, including foster care,...

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