It’s Everybody’s Business: Engaging the Private Sector in Solutions to Youth Homelessness

It’s Everybody’s Business: Engaging the Private Sector in Solutions to Youth Homelessness

As more industrialized countries struggle with rising youth unemployment, young people with no job or prospects are ill-equipped to be contributing members of an inclusive, healthy and sustainable economy. The business sector can play a critical role in addressing youth homelessness by providing at-risk youth with skills training, employment and apprenticeship opportunities. Yet only a small number of Canada’s employers offer these opportunities. Why? And what can we learn from them? Our report, It’s Everybody’s Business: Engaging the Private Sector in Solutions to Youth Homelessness is based on interviews with employers, youth and community agencies. The content of this on-line toolkit is based on what we learned from them. We hope you will find it helpful.

PUBLICATION DATE: 2012
LOCATION: Canada