Young people under 24 years of age are the fastest growing segment of Canada’s homeless population. In Toronto, about one quarter of homeless youth were born outside Canada. But there is a lack of research that specifically explores the cross-section of youth homelessness and newcomer status. In the latest Research Report Round-up, EENet features a recent report looking at the needs of newcomer youth in Canada within the context of homelessness prevention and reduction, using the City of Toronto as a case study. The report is based on focus groups and interviews with homeless newcomer youth, and a service provider survey.
You can read our plain language summary on the EENet website. Research Report Round-ups are brief summaries of research reports, presented in a user-friendly format.