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Contents for October 2019 Issue: Preventing and Sustaining Exits from Youth Homelessness in Canada

 

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Foreword

Dr. Stephen Gaetz, Professor, Faculty of Education, York University; President of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness; Scientific Director of the Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab and Melanie Redman, President and CEO of A Way Home Canada and Partnership and Implementation Director of the Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab

Editorial

Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons

Introduction

We Can’t Wait: The Urgent Need for Youth Homelessness Prevention

Dr. Stephen Gaetz, Professor, Faculty of Education, York University; President of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness; Scientific Director of the Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab, Kaitlin Schwan, Senior Researcher, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, York University, Melanie Redman, President and CEO of A Way Home Canada and Partnership and Implementation Director of the Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab and David French, David French, Director of Policy and Planning, A Way Home Canada

Making the Shift: A Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab

Dr. Stephen Gaetz, Professor, Faculty of Education, York University; President of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness; Scientific Director of the Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab and Melanie Redman, President and CEO of A Way Home Canada and Partnership and Implementation Director of the Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab

Chasing Pain

Shane Pelletier, Saskatchewan, Canada

Freedom Through Security: Providing Safety to Promote Youth Wellness

Responses and Artwork by Matthew, Hamilton Ontario, Karrissa HL, Hamilton Ontario, Tyler H, Hamilton Ontario, and Kenneth Bomberry, Hamilton Ontario

Interviewed by Erika Morton, Community Planning Manager, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness

Making Change Happen: Prototyping Duty to Assist through Human‑Centred Design

Chad Story, Director of Practice Innovation, A Way Home Canada; PhD Candidate, Communication and Culture, York University and Peter Mackie, Reader, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, Wales

Assessments NEED to Match Those We Are Assessing!

Wally Czech, President, WalRhon Psychological and Assessment Services and David French, Director of Policy and Planning, A Way Home Canada

Culture as Prevention: How Incorporating Indigenous Teachings Helps Youth to Succeed

Kate Armstrong, Communications and Public Relations Coordinator, Resource Assistance for Youth

Early Intervention Amidst Open Skies Changes Outcomes for Youth

Kathy Morin, Director, Communications, Homeward Trust, Edmonton, Alberta

LGBTQ2S Youth Homelessness: A Call for Structural Intervention

Jama Shelton, PhD, Assistant Professor, Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, Associate Director, Silberman Center for Sexuality and Gender and Alex Abramovich, PhD, Independent Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research (IMHPR), Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Take a Look through My Eyes…

Sultan Nawaz, Durham Region, Ontario

Not Homeless Enough? Supporting Youth Before Crisis with Youth Reconnect

Jessica Ward, Program Manager Community Based Programs, Good Shepherd Youth Services, Hamilton

Working Upstream: Preventing Youth Homelessness Through School‑Based Intervention

Jacqueline Sohn, Postdoctoral Fellow, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and Mary‑Jane McKitterick, Community Planning Manager, A Way Home Canada

Post‑Secondary Student Homelessness and Canadian Youth: Stigma and Institutional Responses to Student Homelessness

Eric Weissman PhD, University of New Brunswick, Saint John Department of Social Sciences, Sociology, Jeannette Waegemakers‑Schiff, University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work and Rebecca Schiff, Lakehead University, Department of Health Sciences

Reducing Intergenerational Cycles of Homelessness: Early Intervention with Pregnant and Parenting Young Women

Jill Doyle, Manager of Programs, Choices for Youth

From Crisis to Careers with PEP!

Alicia MacDonald, Program Coordinator, Phoenix Employment Program and Alisha D, PEP Participant

Integrated Youth Services in Response to Youth Homelessness Issues

Jessica Hutton, Executive Director, Camrose Open Door Association

Les petits pieds du bonheur

Laurence, Montréal, Québec

The Little Happy Feet

Laurence, Montréal, Québec

Prevention Intervention Profile: Host Homes

Dr. Stephen Gaetz, Professor, Faculty of Education, York University; President of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness; Scientific Director of the Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab, Kaitlin Schwan, Senior Researcher, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, York University, Melanie Redman, President and CEO of A Way Home Canada and Partnership and Implementation Director of the Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab and David French, David French, Director of Policy and Planning, A Way Home Canada

Changing Our Definition of Success

Jessica Day, Director of Program Innovation, Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS) with Camiel Friend, Nexus Shelter Team Lead, YESS

‘It’s Better When You’re Not Alone’: Connections to Family and Natural Supports as Part of the Solution to Youth Homelessness

Justin Sage‑Passant RP, Family and Natural Supports Project Coordinator, Covenant House Toronto

Investing in Youth by Investing in their Families and Natural Supports: Shelter Diversion Using a Family and Natural Supports Approach

Kat Main, Director of Evaluation and Research and Kim Ledene, Director of Youth Housing and Shelter, Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary

Preventing Youth Homelessness through Rights Education and Promotion: CERA’s Model of Youth Engagement on Eviction Prevention and Housing Rights

Alyssa Brierley, Executive Director, Center for Equality Rights in Accommodation

Access to Justice Through Street Youth Legal Services

Emily Chan, Senior Staff Lawyer at Justice for Children and Youth and Julia Huys, Street Youth Legal Services Lawyer at Justice for Children and Youth

Condemned to Poverty: The Reality of Homelessness and Cyclical Poverty in A Small Town

Leigh Bursey

Prevention Intervention Profile: Housing First for Youth

Dr. Stephen Gaetz, Professor, Faculty of Education, York University; President of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness; Scientific Director of the Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab

‘Some Homeless Programs Treat You Like Helpless Dogs’: The Importance of Identity in Socio‑economic Inclusion and Homelessness Prevention

Dr. Naomi S Thulien, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario and Andrea Wang, Research Assistant, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

Phoenix Homes for Independence: Helping Youth Move Forward

Kelly Adamson, Manager, Phoenix Supportive Housing Program

Beyond Housing: Towards Improved Exits from Homelessness for Women‑Identifying Youth

Dr. Kaitlin Schwan, Senior Researcher, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, York University, Dr. Erin Dej, Department of Criminology, Wilfrid Laurier University and Nicole Pietsch, Department of Sociology, Wilfrid Laurier University

Why Not Whistler? A Ski Town’s 22‑Year Journey to Combat Youth Homelessness

Jill Patrick, Zero Ceiling