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Book Launch: Youth Homelessness in Canada

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness

Friday, 26 April 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Book Launch: Youth Homelessness in Canada

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Join us on April 26 from 2-4pm for the launch of Youth Homelessness in Canada: Implications for Policy and Practice. This book launch event is taking place at York University, Atkinson building, Harry Crowe Room 109 and will also be broadcast live via webinar.

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.


Alex (Ilona) Abramovich
No Fixed Address: Young, Queer, & Restless

Val Tarasuk
& Naomi Dachner

Homeless Youth, Nutritional Vulnerability, & Community Food Assistance Programs

Stephen Gaetz
Ending Youth Homelessness in Canada is Possible: The Role of Prevention


Youth Homelessness in Canada: Implications for Policy and Practice will be available as a free eBook. A limited number of print copies will also be available for purchase at the event (cash only). Print copies can also be ordered online via the Homeless Hub (pricing and ordering details to come).

Light refreshments will be provided.

Have questions about Book Launch: Youth Homelessness in Canada? Contact Canadian Observatory on Homelessness

When & Where

York University
Harry Crowe Room

Friday, 26 April 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Canadian Observatory on Homelessness

The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness is a non-profit, non-partisan research institute that is committed to conducting and mobilizing research so as to contribute to solutions to homelessness.  We work together as a group of researchers, service providers, policy and decision makers, people with lived experience of homelessness as well as graduate and undergraduate students from across Canada with a passion for social justice issues and a desire to solve homelessness in our communities.

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