A Way Home

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...

Portions of this content originally appeared in Parity Magazine, a publication of the Council to Homeless Persons (Australia)

Over the last months we’ve discussed Collective Impact at length here on the Hub. A Way Home as a coalition and the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (a founding coalition member) support communities to have the tools they need to develop and implement targeted strategies to prevent and end youth homelessness. We encourage communities to take a...

A Way Home Canada
January 25, 2017

Media Folder: Media RootCommunity planning is essential to preventing and ending youth homelessness. A Way Home Canada supports sector and community capacity to plan, implement and sustain effective, evidence-based and measurable strategies to prevent...

A Way Home
October 12, 2016

Canadian Thanksgiving just passed. As an American I’m still a bit perplexed at the timing of this wonderful holiday, but it does make sense to align it with the actual harvest. Well done, Canada. So, what am I thankful for? I can’t help but be incredibly thankful for the leadership, passion, vision and hard work communities across the country are bringing to the table to get the job of preventing and ending youth homelessness done, once and for all.

Last week...

Media Folder: Media RootOn Friday June 3, the True Colors Fund (in partnership with The White House and the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness) hosted a policy briefing on ending youth homelessness at the White House (...
A Way Home
June 09, 2016

Last summer I was fortunate to meet Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, at a conference concerning the legal needs of street youth. I hung on to her every word, as it makes so much sense to ground our arguments and strategies concerning youth homelessness in international human rights law.

Just last week the Canadian...

November 10, 2015

In our nearly 20 years, we at Raising the Roof have seen many developments in the way the issue of homelessness is addressed at both the national and local level. Since the inception of our fundraising Toque Campaign and subsequent national initiatives such as Youthworks and Child & Family, we’ve valued collaboration, and have...

Legislative Assembly of Alberta
October 29, 2015

The Alberta Government is pleased to be a partner in A Way Home: A National Coalition to End Youth Homelessness. This issue is one of local, provincial and national concern, and advancing this dialogue can help us achieve our shared goal of preventing youth homelessness.

The Government of Alberta will increase our efforts to address homelessness. Albertans from specialized groups,...

York University
October 22, 2015

I’m very excited. What has me excited is the launch of A Way Home, a new national coalition in Canada that will focus on bringing together national, regional and local players with the single focus of preventing, reducing and ending youth homelessness. You see, youth homelessness is a problem we have been tackling in Canada for a long time, but it is hard to say we have made a lot of progress. Some communities have responded to the rise in youth homelessness...


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