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Alex Abramovich
The Supporting Healthy and Successful Transitions to Adulthood: A Plan to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness (Youth Plan) was developed to address the unique needs of youth. The Youth Plan places particular importance on strengthening and reunifying...
Alex Abramovich
Gender non-conforming and sexual minority youth are overrepresented in the homeless youth population and are frequently discriminated against in shelters and youth serving organizations. This paper provides a contextual understanding of the ways...
Alex Abramovich
Gender non-conforming and sexual minority youth are overrepresented in the homeless youth population and are frequently discriminated against in shelters and youth-serving organizations. This paper provides a contextual understanding of the ways...
Alex (Ilona) Abramovich
This chapter begins to address the complex issue of LGBTQ youth homelessness and provides initial findings from an ongoing qualitative (narrative-based) study exploring the specific changes needed for Toronto’s shelter system to become safer, more...
Alex (Ilona) Abramovich
"Teal's Story" visually illustrates one young trans woman's experience in Toronto's shelter system and how she navigated daily occurrences of extreme transphobia. This Digital Storytelling project is part of I. Alex Abramovich's Doctoral research...
Alex Abramovich, Jama Shelton
Though a growing body of research examines LGBTQ2S youth homelessness, gaps in knowledge remain, and large-scale data collection continues to be limited. Research shows that LGBTQ2S youth make up a disproportionate number of youth experiencing...
Alex Abramovich, Jama Shelton
The programs featured in this book, and others in Canada and the United States, save the lives of LGBTQ2S youth experiencing homelessness. They often work with insufficient funding, sometimes in hostile local and national political climates, to meet...
Alex Abramovich; Jama Shelton
Young people experiencing homelessness make up 20% of the homeless population in Canada (Gaetz, Gulliver, & Richter, 2014). Recent data on the prevalence of youth homelessness in Canada includes the first pan-Canadian study of young people...
On April 26th, 2013, the Canadian Homelessness Research Network launched a free eBook: Youth Homelessness in Canada: Implications for Policy and Practice. The presentations below highlight some of key research presented within the eBook.    ...
Social Inclusion is a peer-reviewed open access journal which provides academics and policy-makers with a forum to discuss and promote a more socially inclusive society. The theme for this issue of Social Inclusion is homelessness. The articles...
The Government of Alberta
This set of guidelines aims improve the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and two-spirited (LGBTQ2S) youth across the housing and homelessness system. Included in this document is a glossary of terms, a sample...