Structural Prevention

In this report we tackle the critical issue of structural prevention – a key component of any comprehensive approach to youth homelessness prevention.

This report outlines 8 forms of structural youth homelessness prevention: 

  1. Poverty Reduction
  2. Increasing the Availability of Affordable Housing
  3. Addressing Inequity and Discrimination
  4. Structural Prevention of Homelessness for Indigenous Youth
  5. Breaking the Link Between Youth Homelessness, Migration, and Displacement
  6. Promoting Social Inclusion for All Youth
  7. Preventing and Reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences
  8. Youth Homelessness Prevention Legislation & Policy

This report is one of a six-part series on youth homelessness prevention, drawing from The Roadmap for the Prevention of Youth Homelessness. The Roadmap is designed to support a paradigm shift to prevention by providing a clear definition of youth homelessness prevention, offering a framework and common language for prevention policy and practice, reviewing the evidence for prevention, and highlighting practice examples from around the world. Each report in the series explores one element of youth homelessness prevention, providing a framework for targeted action and change in that area. 

Amanda Buchnea
Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
A Way Home Canada
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