Infographic Wednesday

A Way Home Canada
October 05, 2016

Last month, Dr. Alex Abramovich premiered his first documentary “Nowhere To Go: A Brokered Dialogue” at The 519, an LGTBQ2S community space in downtown Toronto. The documentary provides a glimpse into the reality of LGBTQ2S youth homelessness and the mental health challenges faced by this population.

The acronym “LGBTQ2S” is used to refer...

York University; Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
August 31, 2016

This week’s infographic comes to us from the City of Vancouver, and details summary findings from the 2016 Homeless Count, actions to date on housing and shelters, and a snapshot of Vancouver’s next steps in ending homelessness. 

Media Folder: Media Root

On March 10th, 2016, volunteers...

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub: York University
August 03, 2016

Each year, Choices for Youth in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, works to empower at-risk youth from across the province. Recently they began to mobilize efforts towards the development of a provincial plan to end youth homelessness in NL. This week’s infographic comes to us from Choices for Youth’s End Youth Homeless in Newfoundland and Labrador website,...

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub: York University
July 20, 2016

This week’s infographic is from Rock Trust, an Edinburgh, UK-based organization that educates and supports homeless and at risk youth to enable them to build the skills required to make a positive and healthy transition to adulthood. The infographic, based Rock Trust’s Beyond Homelessness report, demonstrates the positive impact both formal and informal relationships can have for young people.   


Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub: York University
June 30, 2016

This week’s infographic comes from Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER), a youth-led organization in Los Angeles dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students. They estimate that between 320,000 and 400,000 LGBTQ youth experience homelessness in the US each year and 40% of youth who are homeless in the US identify as LGBTQ. In New York, the average age at which a lesbian or gay youth becomes...

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
June 15, 2016

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and 2-Spirit [1] (LGBTQ2S) youth are disproportionately represented amongst homeless youth populations across the globe. Approximately 25-40% of youth experiencing homelessness in North America identify as LGBTQ2S (Abramovich, 2012; Ray, 2006; Cochran et al., 2002). However, it is difficult to know exactly how many LGBTQ2S youth are experiencing homelessness at any given point in time, for a variety of...

Centre for Addictions Research of BC
June 01, 2016

Giving alcohol to treat problems with alcohol may seem pretty controversial to some. However, this may be exactly what is needed to address a problem experienced by those with severe alcohol dependence and homelessness. People who have chronic relapsing problems with alcohol that have not been responsive to abstinence-based treatment seem to have better outcomes in a managed alcohol program.

Kwae Kii Win Centre, part of Shelter House in Thunder Bay, provides supportive housing, food,...

York University; Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub
April 27, 2016

This week’s infographic comes to us from the True Colors Fund, an organization aiming to raise awareness about and help bring an end to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth homelessness. Today, Wednesday 27th April 2016, is 40 to None Day, a day to raise public awareness about LGBT* youth homelessness. Approximately 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), yet LGBT...

York University; Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub
April 20, 2016
Tags: mortality

This week’s infographic, published by Megaphone, takes a look at homeless deaths in British Columbia. Megaphone is a monthly magazine published by the not-for-profit Street Corner Media Foundation. Printed copies of the magazine are sold by the non-profit to vendors for 75 cents, and sold by the vendor for two dollars, which adds...

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/The Homeless Hub
April 13, 2016
Tags: PiT Count

Over the last three months, communities across the country have been planning and implementing Point-in-Time (PiT) Counts, as part of a pan-Canadian effort to enumerate homelessness in Canada. A PiT Count is a research methodology used to provide a “snapshot” of homelessness in a community over a 24-hour period. In total, thirty communities, as part of the...


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