Research Summaries

We may think we have a good idea about what ethical research is, but applying the usual standards to diverse populations such as people who are homeless, presents different types of challenges. Download the summary (PDF) The Ethics of Conducting Community-Engaged Homelessness Research was...
This study examines a number of things (e.g. coping, social service use, relationships) which are thought to influence whether or not youth with histories of homelessness participate in school. The researcher’s goal was to determine which of these factors predict school participation for young...
Homelessness is often seen as a “male” issue, which has often led to social service resources being directed at men. However, there is a growing number of women living in sub-standard housing or on the streets. Although similar causes of homelessness exist between men and women, such as poverty and...
Homelessness is a growing problem in urban centers, and Aboriginal people are overrepresented within the homeless population in Canada. Youth are the most vulnerable group of homeless people, largely at risk for gang recruitment, prostitution and exploitation. Violence and abuse at home is often...
First Nations women regularly experience discrimination, stigmatization, and marginalization in daily life, and thus may be prevented from fully participating as citizens. These factors may limit their access to safe accommodation, social services, and life opportunities. Download the Summary (PDF...
This chapter is about housing in the Northwest Territories (NWT), especially housing for low-income households. The chapter compares housing in the NWT with housing in the rest of Canada.