Facts and Statistics

Facts about Youth Homelessness

Tools and Toolkits

Breaking Barriers: Eva’s Education Program Manual
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Provides an overview of approaches and promising practices of Eva’s Education Program for youth experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.

Alive to Thrive: Eva’s Overdose Prevention Toolkit
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This simple toolkit gives you basic information to help young people in your life avoid and deal with overdose risks. It’s for parents/guardians, family, peers, friends, and neighbours.

Eva’s Family Reconnect Toolkit
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Developed for groups and communities interested in exploring family intervention methods in responding to youth homelessness. The Toolkit is based on Eva’s Family Reconnect Program and was created to inform program development and broad community responses.

Eva’s Financial Literacy ToolKit
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Provides organizations with tools and resources for launching their own Financial Literacy module for youth. This toolkit includes activities and workshops around budgeting, debt reduction, and much more.

Eva’s Phoenix Toolkit
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Describes the key elements of the Eva’s Phoenix model (e.g. the construction training program, the peer mentorship program, partnership-based model of employment support), including practical tools and information for organizations.

Eva’s YARD Toolkit
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Based on a pilot program developed at Eva’s, Youth Action to Reduce Drug Use (YARD), a three-year project that incorporates peer training and development with stress management, recreation, and health education.

LGBTQ2S Toolkit
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Helps staff and organizations become better allies of LGBTQ2S youth who access programs and services. To do this staff require access to training resources and organizations need access to tools that will assist with the development of policies, forms, signage etc. With this foundation of knowledge, training and resources; we can become better allies for LGBTQ2S youth experiencing homelessness.


Home + Health: Better Housing Support for Women-Identified Homeless Youth With Mental Health Concerns
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The purpose of the study was to identify supports to help women-identified youth who experience homelessness and mental health concerns maintain their housing after leaving emergency shelter and transitional housing environments. Research demonstrates that women-identified young people who experience homelessness are at a higher risk of experiencing mental health challenges and face greater victimization while homeless. But we know less about their mental health support needs once they enter housing. This project fills an important knowledge gap. This project received funding from the Women’s Xchange and was conducted in collaboration with the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness.

Family Matters: Homeless Youth & Eva’s Initiatives’ Family Reconnect Program
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Examines Eva’s Family Reconnect Program and how reconnecting with family may help some young people avoid long term homelessness. Authors raise important questions about the Canadian response to youth homelessness and argue for its transformation, one that reconsiders the role of strengthened family and community relations to prevent and respond to youth homelessness.

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