In Winnipeg, community-based youth serving agencies have raised serious concerns about young people who are becoming homeless due to numerous systems-based issues that are beyond the control of the youth themselves and the agencies supporting them. Researchers and policy experts across Canada have stated that to prevent and end youth homelessness, there is a need to understand the “systems” that lead youth into and out of homelessness.
The University of Winnipeg (U of W), The Social Planning Council of Winnipeg (SPCW) and Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY) partnered to conduct a research study to explore the systemic factors contributing to youth living on the street or in various types of insecure shelter for prolonged periods of time.
The full report is available here:
And Systems Case Studies are available here: