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Youth Rights! Right Now! Ending Youth Homelessness: A Human Rights Guide (2016)
This guide, based on research, consultations, input from youth and the expertise of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Ms. Leilani Farha, argues that all young people have a fundamental, legal right to be free of homelessness and to have access to adequate housing.
The guide brings human rights to the forefront of decision making with an aim to assist in the identification of systemic causes of homelessness and human rights solutions. It includes steps that policy-makers, front-line workers, researchers and others can embrace a human rights approach.
Published by: Canada Without Poverty, A Way Home Canada, the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and FEANTSA.Read the Report
Canadian Definition of Youth Homelessness (2016)
Age matters when considering homelessness. While there are some commonalities that frame the experience of homelessness for young people and adults – lack of affordable housing, systems failures in health care and corrections, for instance – there are important factors unique to the experiences and circumstances of youth that justify a youth-specific definition of homelessness.
Published by: the Canadian Observatory on HomelessnessRead the Definition Lire la définition
Let's Do This: Let's End Child Poverty - 2015 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Canada
The 2015 report card, entitled Let’s Do This: Let’s End Child Poverty for Good, outlines the once in a generation opportunity before Canada to eradicate child and family poverty. With the federal government committed to collaboratively developing a national poverty reduction strategy, Canada must seize the opportunity to finally end the child poverty crisis for good.
Published by: Campaign 2000 and Family Service TorontoRead Report (English) Lire le rapport (français)
Performance Management in a Housing First Context: A Guide for Community Entities (2015)
This Guide to performance management was developed specifically for Community Entity (CE) organizations to help manage HPS funding, as performance management is essential to understand the effectiveness of interventions funded under HPS, as well as a community’s overall progress towards reducing homelessness. It is important that communities develop effective performance management processes to link their efforts to national-level goals and benchmarks.
Author: Alina TurnerRead the Report
Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 2013 (2015)
Household food insecurity, inadequate or insecure access to food because of financial constraints, is a significant social and health problem in Canada. Not all provinces and territories chose to measure food insecurity in 2013 but among those that did, the problem appears to have remained persistently high.
Authors: Valerie Tarasuk; Andy Mitchell; Naomi DachnerRead the Report
The State of Homelessness in Canada 2014 (2014)
The State of Homelessness in Canada 2014 sets the course for ending homelessness in Canada. We know quite well what factors have contributed to the dramatic increase in homelessness over the past 25 years. Since we know what the problem is, we can propose the solution.
Authors: Gaetz, Stephen; Richter, Tim; Gulliver, TanyaRead the Report
At Home/Chez Soi (2014)
In 2008, the Government of Canada allocated $110 million to the Mental Health Commission of Canada to undertake a research demonstration project on mental health and homelessness. The result? At Home/Chez Soi, a four-year project in five cities that aimed to provide practical, meaningful support to Canadians experiencing homelessness and mental health problems.
Authors: Paula Goering, Scott Veldhuizen, Aimee Watson, Carol Adair, Brianna Kopp, Eric Latimer, Geoff Nelson, Eric MacNaughton, David Streiner & Tim AubryRead the Report Lire le rapport (francais)
A Safe and Decent Place to Live: Towards a Housing First Framework for Youth (2014)
Across North America and elsewhere in the world, Housing First is recognized as an effective and humane approach to addressing homelessness. The need for a consideration of how Housing First works for young people (aged 13-25) is based on concerns raised by policy-makers, practitioners and indeed, young persons themselves, about the applicability of models and approaches developed for adults who are homeless, when applied to a youthful population.
Author: Stephen GaetzRead the Report
The State of Homelessness in Canada 2013 (2013)
The State of Homelessness in Canada: 2013 is the first extensive Canadian report card on homelessness. This report examines what we know about homelessness, the historical, social and economic context in which it has emerged, demographic features of the problem, and potential solutions. The State of Homelessness provides a starting point to inform the development of a consistent, evidence-based approach towards ending homelessness.
Authors: Gaetz, Stephen; Donaldson, Jesse; Richter, Tim; Gulliver, TanyaRead the Report
Turning Off the Tap on Homelessness - Impakt
For most of us, we have never had to worry about where we are going to sleep tonight. Maybe it isn’t the newest place, the cleanest, the best located, but we’ve had a place to sleep and arrange our belongings in a way that makes us call it home. This is not the reality for many Canadians. Every night in Canada there are approximately 35,000 people experiencing homelessness, adding up to at least 235,000 every year.Read the Report