The Exiting Street Life Study

The Exiting Street Life Study is a longitudinal study examining the transition away from homelessness for 51 young people over the course of a year in Toronto and Halifax. The study was funded by SSHRC and the W. Garfield Weston Foundation and was assisted by Covenant House Toronto, LOFT Community Services, SKETCH, Ark, and Supportive Housing for Young Mothers (SHYM). Information about the study including main findings are available in an Executive Summary, as well as through a comic book produced as part of the project. The comic is called 'A Long Way to Go' and it was insightfully written by three participants in the project and illustrated by the very talented comic artist Sarafin as a way to illustrate central themes and to bring them to life.

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How Stable is Stable? Defining and Measuring Housing Stability

Brief report: Youth pathways out of homelessness – Preliminary findings

A Mixed Methods Study of Recently Homeless Youth Efforts to Sustain Housing and Stability

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Toronto and Halifax, Canada