homeless youth

March 28, 2019
This video is from a storytelling project produced by CBC's Short Docs. HERE'S HOW THE PRODUCERS DESCRIBE THIS STORYTELLING PROJECT: “It’s been a bumpy road, but I try to keep my thoughts positive.” Terence, 22, lives in a Toronto homeless shelter. He uses a camera phone to share his life and plans for the future. This video is part of RED BUTTON, an innovative storytelling project where the documentary subjects become the filmmakers. In the first series of RED BUTTON stories, homeless youth in Toronto used camera phones to film their lives. Participants were given audio/video gear and...
March 28, 2019
This video is from a storytelling project produced by CBC's Short Docs. HERE'S HOW THE PRODUCERS DESCRIBE THIS STORYTELLING PROJECT: “I don’t want to be a career homeless person.” Rabbit, 23, is homeless and has an addiction to fentanyl and other opioids. He was given a camera phone and captured a day in his life. This video is part of RED BUTTON, an innovative storytelling project where the documentary subjects become the filmmakers. In the first series of RED BUTTON stories, homeless youth in Toronto used camera phones to film their lives. Participants were given audio/video gear and...
March 08, 2019
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in just two pages or less!  1. What is the research about? This research explores providers’ experiences of working with geographically mobile homeless youth in order to better understand perceptions of this mobility, the role of the service system, and how best to support this population. The researcher used three conceptual lenses from the research literature about homelessness in order to frame their understanding of mobility: part of...
March 07, 2019
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in just two pages or less!  1. What is the research about? This research is about the help-seeking behaviours of trauma-exposed homeless youth. The researchers point out that youth homelessness “is not explored as commonly as adult homelessness... [and] these youth are often missing from policy considerations” (p. 126). They also recognize that experiences of trauma “are often a common reality for homeless youth” (p. 126), who “become...
June 14, 2018
This storytelling project was produced by CBC's Short Docs. HERE'S HOW THE PRODUCERS DESCRIBE THIS STORYTELLING PROJECT: RED BUTTON is an innovative storytelling project where the documentary subjects become the filmmakers. In the first series of RED BUTTON stories, homeless youth in Toronto used camera phones to film their lives. Participants were given audio/video gear and offered a workshop to learn the basics of filmmaking. The homeless youth featured also received one-on-one guidance from professional filmmakers. Then they captured their world from the inside and their footage was cut...
March 28, 2018
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in just two pages or less!     1. What was this research about? Indigenous people are overrepresented in Canada’s homeless population, making up 5-60%, depending on the area. Much of the Indigenous population is made up of young people; more than 40% are under the age of 24, and 28% are under the age of 14. As a result of colonialism, Indigenous people face many barriers to finding and maintaining safe, affordable, and secure housing –...
June 16, 2016
This report was published by the Shout Clinic. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:Youth who are homeless in Toronto face many challenges, from meeting basic needs to navigating our complex service system, to finding housing and other supports to help stabilize their lives. These challenges are further complicated for youth who use alcohol or other drugs as they often face discrimination from service providers because of their substance use further marginalizing them from the very supports they need. The Shout Clinic has a long history of providing services to youth who are not well...
May 26, 2016
This infographic was created by the National Learning Community on Youth Homelessness. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:On Thursday, February 28, 2013, 10 organizations in 8 Canadian cities completed a snapshot survey of the homeless young people they worked with that day. This infographic is a culmination of the results from the survey. You can also view this infographic in French.    
December 11, 2015
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in two pages or less!     1. What was this research about?This research examined the unique needs of LGBTQ homeless youth in Canada and created a comprehensive profile of the struggles, gaps and support barriers that homeless LGBTQ youth encounter. The research provides recommendations for youth shelter and service providers, and policymakers in order to address the needs of these youth.   2. Where did the research take place? This...
October 19, 2015
The objective of the study is to use social network analysis to examine the acceptability of a youth-led, hybrid face-to-face and online social networking HIV prevention program for homeless youth. Seven peer leaders (PLs) engaged face-to-face homeless youth (F2F) in the creation of digital media projects (e.g. You Tube videos). PL and F2F recruited online youth (OY) to participate in MySpace and Facebook communities where digital media was disseminated and discussed. The resulting social networks were assessed with respect to size, growth, density, relative centrality of positions and...