Kid Builders Research Project - Phase II, Supporting the School Success of Homeless Children in Scarborough

A joint project of Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre & The Community Social Planning Council of Toronto to look at the educational needs of school age children in Scarborough, a suburb of Toronto, and the links between academic achievement and performance and homelessness. The first part of the report looks at homelessness in Toronto and the reasons people look for shelter, the impact it has on children's health emotionally, physically and mentally, their educational experiences, coping strategies and gaps in Canadian research. The second part of this study focuses on the research methods used and provides recommendations for government, school boards, shelters and community agencies, in the hopes of improving the educational experience of homeless children, and to help policy makers and implemeters, parents and the community in facilitating the access children have to the social services available to them.

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Toronto, ON, Canada