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The Impact of COVID-19 on Youth Experiencing Homelessness

With funding from Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab, our colleagues at Covenant House Toronto conducted a mixed-method study on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth experiencing homelessness.

This research sought to understand how living in Toronto’s emergency shelter system during the pandemic has impacted youth experiencing homelessness, as well as investigate how the sector and municipality could reimagine its response to youth homelessness and begin to shift its response toward longer-term solutions.

You likely won’t be surprised to hear that their research found that many young people experiencing homelessness were deeply impacted by the pandemic as were the staff who care for these youth.

You can read the executive summary or full report here.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Youth Experiencing Homelessness Report Cover.