Opportunities for Innovation: Indigenous Youth Coping With Homelessness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This research project was designed to share the experiences of Indigenous youth – those experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the Kenora district in Northwestern Ontario – whose voices have remained unheard throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a significant gap in available Indigenous youth homelessness research.

It is important to provide information surrounding the gaps, barriers, and needs of Indigenous youth, including their views on improving health and social services. Hence, there is a need to give a voice to Indigenous youth and improve the programs/services they access to better meet their needs.

About the research summary series

This research summary series was created to highlight the research findings of Making the Shift-funded projects and to build stronger links between research and practice, towards improving program processes and outcomes in preventing youth homelessness. 

To view more summaries in the series, visit makingtheshiftinc.ca/resources.
Making the Shift is co-led by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and A Way Home Canada.

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