Youth Homelessness

Homelessness Isn't Always Something You Can See

360⁰kids | Posted 03.03.2016 | Canada Living
360⁰kids

I am fading in and out of the conversation -- lost between the hum of the bus and the fact that it's after 10 p.m. On any regular night, I'd be getting ready to go to bed and thinking about school the next day. Tonight I'm trying to get out of -20 degrees Celsius and find us all a bed.

4 Ways Youth Should Not Spend A Night Away From Home

360⁰kids | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Impact
360⁰kids

It can take less than 10 seconds for a youth to become homeless. In York Region, homeless youth, more often than not, do not fit the stereotypical profile. Unlike urban centres, these young people are often homeless not just due to poverty. They stem from middle-class families and end up on the street for a variety of reasons.

The Night I Chose To Be Homeless

360⁰kids | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Living
360⁰kids

Each year, 360⁰kids -- an organization that provides a range of services to York Region's homeless youth -- encourages local community members to experience homelessness, just for one night a year. Last March, our group made it through some bone-chilling temperatures. I will do it again this year. For more than 300 youth in a region that's home to large detached homes and flourishing businesses, they've lost count of how many nights they've been homeless. It's an issue that doesn't get enough attention.

We Must Remember Homeless LGBTQ2S Youth During Pride

Alex Abramovich | Posted 06.19.2016 | Canada Impact
Alex Abramovich

The month of Pride is a time for LGBTQ2S individuals to not only say who we are; but to also celebrate and be proud of who we are. Pride month is meant to remind us that we are real and that we matter, however, not all members of our community are seen; not all are celebrated; many are silenced and marginalized, made to feel that they are not real and that they do not belong.

It's About Time Canada Stood Up for Homeless LGBT Youth

Alex Abramovich | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Impact
Alex Abramovich

On March 11, 2015, Toronto City Council finally approved funding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and 2-spirit (LGBTQ2S) youth transitional housing. Although I am extremely disappointed that LGBTQ2S youth homelessness has been inadequately addressed for so many years, I am grateful that there is more understanding and awareness of this social justice crisis. I am also grateful that more organizations are now committed to developing campaigns and programs for LGBTQ2S youth experiencing homelessness.

LOOK: Alberta Students Brave Cold In Giant Cardboard Box

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada Alberta

Lethbridge is notorious for incessant, driving winds and all a group of university students has between them and the biting chill is a giant cardboard...

Tea Not Troubles Brews For Reformed Youths At YOU Made It Cafe

CP | Susan Greer, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada Impact

LONDON, Ont. - From the outside, except for the slightly unusual name, you might not suspect there's anything special about the YOU Made It Cafe in do...