Thanks to the staff and service users (past and present) of Choices for Youth and the Train for Trades program in St. John’s, Newfoundland who assisted in the development of the toolkit through taking part in interviews, providing data and resources or reviewing information.


  • Sheldon Pollett – Executive Director
  • Eddy St. Coeur – Manager of Social Enterprise
  • Rosalind Curran – Project Coordinator, Train for Trades
  • Ronnie O’Neill– Site Manager, Train for Trades
  • Corey Foley – Youth Supports Coordinator, Train for Trades
  • Joni King – Youth Support Worker, Train for Trades


  • Matthew, age 21, Tier 1 participant
  • Brad, age 22, Tier 2 participant
  • Dylan, age 22, Tier 3 participant
  • Samantha, age 22, past participant

Thanks also to the community partners for their involvement in this toolkit and in the program overall.

  • Dennis Kendell – Regional Operations Executive Director, Newfoundland Labrador Housing Corporation
  • Kelly Power – Director, Carpenters Millwrights College

Thanks to the staff, students and volunteers at the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub for their efforts in collecting and analyzing the material, transcription, review of materials and creation of the toolkit.

Dr. Stephen Gaetz, Director
Allyson Marsolais, Project Manager
Tanya Gulliver, Research Coordinator (primary author)
Stephanie Vasko, Communications Manager
Sarah Hamdi, Communications Coordinator
Patricia Lacroix, Graphic Designer
Oxana Roudenko, Communications Officer
Sebastian Wan, Web Assistant
Tyler Pettes, Research Assistant
Julia Bahen, Graduate Assistant
Alicia Campney, Research at York student
Jayne Malenfant, Research Assistant
Emma Woolley, Research at York student
William Castaneda, Research Assistant
Vander Tavares, Research Assistant
Julie Rocha, volunteer