June 16, 2015

Contrary to what you might think, the Canadian context is not that much different than the United States when it comes to complex social issues. Sure, we have different names for things and we tend to add the word ‘eh’ to the ends of sentences, but beyond that we have more in common than not. Given the recent important developments in the Washington state with the Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection Act, we were invited to share some of our Canadian learnings and activities to prevent, reduce and end youth homelessness north of the border.

We distilled the Canadian context into five key shifts in how we think about and address youth homelessness.

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