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Street Involved Youth
Moving Upstream: Aboriginal Marginalized and Street-Involved Youth in B.C.
This report analyzes the experiences in nine B.C. communities of more than 400 homeless, inadequately housed, street-involved and marginalized Aboriginal youth ages 12 to 18. The report is a community-requested further analysis of the McCreary Centre Society's 2006 Marginalized and Street-Involved Youth Survey, which found more than half the youth (54 per cent) who participated identified as Aboriginal. The report also includes the response to these findings from Aboriginal community members, and calls for increased services.
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Against the Odds: A profile of marginalized and street-involved youth in BC
The lives of marginalized and street-involved youth are complex and filled with challenges, dangers and opportunities. This report summarizes the results of surveys with marginalized youth in the North, Interior, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and Vancouver. It also serves as a follow-up to McCreary’s 2000 health survey of marginalized and street-involved youth (street youth) in six communities across BC. It looks at many of the same issues, considers emerging trends and health challenges and, by comparing the results with those of the 2000 survey, reflects on what progress has been made over the past six years.
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Between the Cracks: homeless youth in Vancouver
Using qualitative and quantitative data collected by McCreary, this report tells the stories of homeless youth in Vancouver. Individual stories give life and context to the statistics and graphs presented in this report about the lives of youth on Vancouver streets. From this emerges a picture of the struggles of daily life to find food and shelter and the path that lead young people to live a life of survival on the streets.
The Next Steps: A Toolkit to Engage Youth in Community Action
The Next Steps is a workshop series that provides youth, along with supportive adults, an opportunity to: discuss the results of the 2003 BC Adolescent Health Survey; identify priority issues; and plan projects for improving the health of youth in their communities. The Next Steps Toolkit contains everything needed to put on a successful and fun Next Steps workshop. Read More
Homeless Youth: an annotated Bibliography
A wealth of print and electronic materials exist dealing with the issue of homelessness. This annotated bibliography focuses on youth, with a special emphasis on recent materials from the United States and Canada, especially British Columbia. Order Report
No Place to Call Home: A profile of street youth in British Columbia (2001)
A survey of street youth in six BC communities. Order Report