About Youthworks

This national initiative is aimed at helping to solve youth homelessness

teen---face-close-up---bw-(1).jpgWhy the focus on youth?  It’s simple. We believe that the best way to prevent long-term homelessness is to address the issue when people are young.
The goal? To generate models that other communities can adopt and adapt. 



Some of the highlights/outcomes of our work so far:


·         Activation of Youthworks Employment Toolkit (2014) – in response to It’s Everybody’s Business, this project sought to continue to put the Report and Toolkit into action at four selected partner agencies. It highlights what was learned during the activation and gives guidelines for community agencies to create a pre-employment program that engages the private sector. Find out more here.

·          It’s Everybody’s Business: Engaging the Private Sector in Solutions to Youth Homelessness (2012)  following on our earlier work around youth homelessness, this national report examines the pivotal role employers can play in helping disadvantaged youth succeed. Find out more here.

·         Youth Homelessness in Canada: The Road to Solutions (2009) – a national research report based largely on the experiences of 700 homeless, at-risk and unemployed youth in Calgary, Toronto and St. John’s, plus input from youth-serving agencies, policy makers and researchers from across Canada. Find out more here.