How the Youth Protection System Can Help Prevent Homelessness

Many homeless youth in Canada have one thing in common: they all come into contact with a provincial youth protection system on their path to homelessness. These institutions are mandated to step in when children and adolescents need protection, providing vital services such as housing until they turn 18. But, how do young people’s experiences with these systems support or undermine their housing stability, both while in care and after they age out? This research brief aims to answer that question.

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