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Author(s): Rachel Caplan, John Ecker, Jennifer Akerman, Meryl Borato
Organization: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness; A Way Home Canada; Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Demonstration Lab
Publisher: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness Press
Publication Date: 2021
This report presents the results from the evaluation of the implementation and early development of the Good Shepherd Centre’s Youth Reconnect (YR) program in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The YR program is part of the Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project (MtS DEMS) – a three-year project funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). MtS DEMS is focused on testing three prevention-based program models in 10 communit...
Indigenous and non‐Indigenous parents separated from their children and experiencing homelessness and mental illness in Canada
Author(s): Rachel Caplan, Geoffrey Nelson, Jino Distasio, Corinne Isaak, Betty Edel, Myra Piat, Ph.D., Eric Macnaughton, Maritt Kirst, Michelle Patterson, Tim Aubry, Susan Mulligan, Paula Goering
Publication Date: 2020
The purpose of this study is to examine the parent–child experiences of Indigenous and non‐Indigenous mothers and fathers experiencing homelessness, mental illness, and separation from their children. A qualitative thematic analysis of baseline and 18‐month follow‐up narrative interviews was used to compare 12 mothers (n = 8 Indigenous and n = 4 nonindigenous) with 24 fathers (n = 13 Indigenous and n = 11 non‐Indigenous). First, it was found that...
Author(s): Kaitlin Schwan, Alicia Versteegh, Melissa Perri, Rachel Caplan, Khulud Baig, Erin Dej, Jesse Jenkinson, Hannah Brais, Faith Eiboff, & Tina Pahlevan Chaleshtari
Organization: Women’s National Housing and Homelessness Network
Publisher: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
Publication Date: 2020
In all provinces and territories, women, girls, and gender diverse peoples experience some of the most severe forms of housing need. In order to better understand these challenges, the Women’s National Housing and Homelessness Network (WNHHN) decided to undertake an extensive scoping review of available evidence on women’s homelessness in Canada. The Canadian Observatory was hired to complete this literature review, guided at each step by the exp...