1. Resources & Publications

    Without A Home: The National Youth Homelessness Survey

    This report outlines the need for a prevention-focused approach that prioritizes systems integration and Housing First for Youth (HF4Y). Our current systems tend to focus on the provision of supports downstream, when young people are much older. Rather than focusing on preventing the problem or reducing the negative outcomes of youth...
  2. Resources & Publications

    Mental Well-Being and Youth-Led Engagement in Niagara: Exploring the Relationship – Event Recording

    This is an event recording of the November 16, 2016 webinar with presenters David Lorenzo & Lindsay Garofalo from Niagara Region Public Health. 44 participants joined this event from 23 different organizations across Niagara. During this webinar presenters described results of a study that assessed the relationship between REACT, a youth-led engagement program that...
  3. Resources & Publications

    S.C.I.P.S. Tool: Guidelines and Resources for Youth Suicide Prevention in Niagara

    The S.C.I.P.S. Tool and Accompanying Guide is intend to help primary care providers identify individuals at risk and navigate the appropriate systems with mental health partners in Niagara. This tool was shared as part of a webinar on September 21, 2016 entitled “S.C.I.P.S. Tool: Guidelines and Resources for Youth Suicide Prevention”. Accompanying...
  4. Resources & Publications

    S.C.I.P.S. Tool: Guidelines and Resources for Youth Suicide Prevention – Event Recording

    This is an event recording of the September 21, 2016 webinar with presenters Kyrsten Boucher & Julie K. Campbell. 109 participants joined this event from 42 different organizations across Niagara. During this webinar presenters provided a brief review of suicide risk factors and warning signs, and introduced a new expert-validated tool...
  5. Resources & Publications

    September 2016: Labour Market Observer (St. Catharines-Niagara Census Metropolitan Area)

    The monthly labour market observer presents local, provincial, and national labour market data from the previous calendar month. Raw data from the infographic may be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet or as a CSV file. Readers should note that Statistics Canada provides data for the St. Catharines-Niagara Census Metropolitan Area. This geography is...
  6. Resources & Publications

    A Way Home: Youth Homelessness Community Planning Toolkit

    The toolkit is designed as a resource for organizations and/or individuals considering or already leading community efforts to develop strategic responses to youth homelessness. Most likely, you are working in or with non-profit, government, lived experience and private sector stakeholders to explore your next steps. This toolkit will help you...
  7. Resources & Publications

    Niagara Catholic District School Board: Mental Health and Addictions Strategy

    The Mental Health and Addictions Strategy of the Niagara Catholic District School Board, through the charisms of faith, social justice, support and leadership, recognizes and honours the responsibility of the entire community to reach out in faith, hope and love to serve students and staff struggling with the challenges of...
  8. Resources & Publications

    Coming of Age: Reimagining the Response to Youth Homelessness in Canada

    The goal of the report, ‘Coming of Age: Reimagining the Response to Youth Homelessness in Canada’ is to present an argument for approaching how we respond to youth homelessness in a new way.The report achieves this by pulling together key information about youth homelessness, to better inform how we respond...
  9. Resources & Publications

    August 2016: Labour Market Observer (St. Catharines-Niagara Census Metropolitan Area)

    The monthly labour market observer presents local, provincial, and national labour market data from the previous calendar month. Raw data from the infographic may be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet or as a CSV file. Readers should note that Statistics Canada provides data for the St. Catharines-Niagara Census Metropolitan Area. This geography is...
  10. Resources & Publications

    Youth Volunteer Engagement: Skills Development and Social Inclusion

    Volunteering helps people and communities reach their potential. With 44% of Canadians 15 years of age and older volunteering an average of 154 hours each year, youth (aged 15-24 years) are leading the way with a volunteer rate of 55%. This resource describes how volunteering enables skill development and social inclusion...

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