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Youth Homelessness in Canada: Implications for Policy and Practice

Gaetz, S.; O’Grady, B.; Buccieri, K.; Karabanow, J.; Marsolais, A.

Youth homelessness is a seemingly intractable problem in Canada. In communities across the country, people are increasingly aware of the sight of young people who are without a home, sleeping in parks, sitting on sidewalks or asking for money. What do we know about these young people, and what should we do?Youth Homelessness in Canada: Implications for Policy and Practice aims to fill a gap in the information available on this important issue by providing an easily accessible collection of the best Canadian research and policy analysis in the field.

If we are going to solve youth homelessness in a meaningful way, we need solutions that are informed by the best research. This book has been written with this in mind. In this volume, leading Canadian scholars present key findings from their research on youth homelessness. In an effort to make this research accessible as well as relevant to decision-makers and practitioners, contributing authors have been asked to address the ‘so whatness’ of their research; to make clear the policy and practice implications of their research so as to better inform the efforts of those working to address youth homelessness.

The contributors to this book are committed to supporting the development of more effective solutions to youth homelessness. Not only can we do things differently, we need to. And research on youth homelessness can help make a difference.

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The Canadian Homelessness Research Network acknowledges with thanks the financial support of the the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The analysis and interpretations contained in the chapters are those of individual contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of the financial contributors or of the CHRN.

© 2013 Canadian Homelessness Research Network
ISBN 978-155014-5885

Finding Home: Policy Options for Addressing Homelessness in Canada Finding Home

Hulchanski, J. David; Campsie, Philippa; Chau, Shirley B. Y.; Hwang, Stephen H.; Paradis, Emily.

Finding Home aims to fill a gap in the information available on homelessness by providing an easily accessible collection of the best Canadian research and policy analysis on homelessness. The e-book will be permanently available on the Homeless Hub.

The e-book includes summaries of recently completed research reports as well as the best and most policy-relevant published articles from scholarly journals. The chapters have been edited to keep them at a length of 3,000 to 9,000 words and to ensure that they are accessible to a non-specialist audience. Each chapter is available in 2 formats: as a separate downloadable PDF or in the device-independent ePub format.

The e-book is organized into themes that represent specific groups of homeless people and issues that intersect with homelessness, along with a section on research issues. The book is designed to grow over time as new chapters are added.

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This e-book project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Published by: Cities Centre Press, University of Toronto, 2009

ISBN 978-0-7727-1475-6 © Cities Centre, University of Toronto, 2009

 

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