Youth Homelessness

The Power of Advocacy + Your Voice

There are several ways you can connect with your policymakers to advocate for our collective policy agenda and ensure positive policies for youth become law. The toolkit will give you the information you need to get started.

Unpacking Frontline Prevention: Eye-Openers and Hard Truths We’re Coming to Terms within Canada

This webinar focuses on the difficult change management lessons learned in practice in Canada to bring the need for change home for folks that may have outdated assumptions that need to be challenged. This conversation is focused on the roles of practitioners and service organizations in prevention in order to see the best outcomes for young people and their families/natural supports.

Youth Collaboration 2.0: How to Sustain a Youth Action Board (YAB)

Systems change can only occur if the group most impacted by the system are equal partners in the process. Youth Action Boards (YABs) have served as the vehicle to develop authentic partnerships with young leaders. Many organizations find it challenging to develop and sustain their Youth Action Boards. This webinar will introduce participants to a model that can help sustain and build capacity among YABs. The cascading mentorship model emphasizes meaningful and empowering relationships and support between program directors, program facilitators/mentors, and youth participants. The model was developed by centering the youth voice. The cascading mentorship model combined with cross-systems work can have an impact on developing systems change.

The Shift to Prevention in Canada

This webinar will provide the Canadian context for youth homelessness through our journey over the first five years of AWHC. We will identify the ‘Key Levers of Change’ that have helped us get to where we are as well as the challenges we face and the work still to do. Participants will learn about the high-level “shift to prevention” and some of the key resources and foundational work that is core to innovations in frontline practice, public policy, and cross-systems community planning.

A State-by-State Guide to Obtaining ID Cards (Field Guide)

The Field Guide is intended to be a toolkit for service providers to be able to have a state-by-state look at what is required in their state for obtaining not only ID, but also proof of Social Security numbers, and Birth Certificates. This guide is filtered for the documents most likely to be accessible to minors experiencing homelessness, but can be used for young adults as well.

A State-by-State Guide to Obtaining ID Cards (Summary)

The Summary provides an overview of the issues facing minors attempting to obtain ID while experiencing homelessness. It also includes recommended language state or local advocates can use as model policy language, based on existing language that has proven successful. It is a great tool to reference when changing state laws or regulations.

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