Research Summaries

Research Summaries

Publication Date: 2014
There has been a lack of research that expresses the experience of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. This has allowed misconceptions about how people experience homelessness. One of these misconceptions is that Aboriginal Peoples travel between the urban centre and rural reservation. This research has confirmed that people who leave the reservation are not likely to move back. No moving back: A study of the intersection of rural and urban...
Publication Date: 2014
Policy decisions are largely based on a body of evidence that can be drawn on. In the case of policies on Aboriginal Peoples experiencing homelessness, there is a lack of research on the dynamics of homelessness, including credible attempts to capture an adequate count. A large number of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada live in urban settings. There are populations that also move between the city and reserves, however it is unclear the...
Publication Date: 2014
This research examines Canada’s responses to youth homelessness. Unlike the United Kingdom, Australia and even the United States, which look at youth homelessness as an issue separate and distinct from adult homelessness, Canada is lagging behind and tends to create “homelessness junior” services. The research, responses and programs that the author evaluates and examines in this report show that there are innovative and unique ways of...
Publication Date: 2013
Homelessness can increase the risk of injection drug use amongst youth. This means that interventions that address housing may also reduce high-risk drug use behaviours. Programs that address risks associated with drug use are also necessary in order to limit exposure and likelihood of injection drug use and other high-risk behaviours. Homelessness Independently Predicts Injection Drug Use Initiation Among Street-Involved Youth in a...
Publication Date: 2013
The research summary provided in the following pages is based on the findings from the first year of research conducted in 2011/ 2012. Analyses and research are ongoing and updates will be provided to interested parties. A second publication will be produced in 2014. In the meantime, we hope that you will use the information in this document to spark conversations and deeper thinking about societal attitudes towards people living in...
Publication Date: 2013
The stigma and criminalization associated with illicit drug use is increased for people living in poverty, impacting health and acting as a barrier to accessing care. Negative experiences in hospitals can lead people to avoid seeking care and, if admitted, to leave before their care is complete. This CARBC research bulletin addresses the concept of cultural safety which has been used to guide nursing practice in ways that counteract...

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