Research Summaries

Research Summaries

Publication Date: 2012
We may think we have a good idea about what ethical research is, but applying the usual standards to diverse populations such as people who are homeless, presents different types of challenges. Download the summary (PDF) The Ethics of Conducting Community-Engaged Homelessness Research was published by the Journal of Academic Ethics in 2009 (Vol. 7: pages 57–68). Aussi disponible en français
Publication Date: 2012
This study examines a number of things (e.g. coping, social service use, relationships) which are thought to influence whether or not youth with histories of homelessness participate in school. The researcher’s goal was to determine which of these factors predict school participation for young people who have been homeless. Download the summary (PDF) Resilient Educational Outcomes: Participation in School by Youth With Histories of...
Publication Date: 2012
Homelessness is often seen as a “male” issue, which has often led to social service resources being directed at men. However, there is a growing number of women living in sub-standard housing or on the streets. Although similar causes of homelessness exist between men and women, such as poverty and a lack of affordable housing, women’s homelessness is largely a result of fleeing situations of domestic abuse. Although art is one of the...
Publication Date: 2012
Homelessness is a growing problem in urban centers, and Aboriginal people are overrepresented within the homeless population in Canada. Youth are the most vulnerable group of homeless people, largely at risk for gang recruitment, prostitution and exploitation. Violence and abuse at home is often the reason youth leave home and become street-involved, and their victimization continues on the street. In the absence of positive role...
Publication Date: 2011
First Nations women regularly experience discrimination, stigmatization, and marginalization in daily life, and thus may be prevented from fully participating as citizens. These factors may limit their access to safe accommodation, social services, and life opportunities. Download the Summary (PDF) The article Outsiders in Their Homeland: Discursive Construction of AboriginalWomen and Citizenship by Jo-Anne Fiske, Yale D. Belanger,...
Publication Date: 2011
This chapter is about housing in the Northwest Territories (NWT), especially housing for low-income households. The chapter compares housing in the NWT with housing in the rest of Canada.

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