The symposium, hosted by A Way Home Canada and the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, will bring together decision-makers and change champions, including researchers, policymakers, service providers, and people with lived experience in the child protection system and youth homelessness, to identify promising practices and opportunities for action and to ensure successful transitions to adulthood from child protection systems, to prevent youth homelessness and foster positive life outcomes.
This two-day symposium will profile:
Local and international policy & practice opportunities that illustrate the transformation needed to improve outcomes for youth involved in Child Protection Systems
Child Protection legislative, policy and practice intersections with housing as a human right and youth homelessness
Co-creation of ethical and equitable pathways to policy and legislative reform, across all levels of government, to facilitate shifts in trajectories for youth in Child Protection.
Outcomes we hope to achieve:
Mobilize research and knowledge translation
Build capacity for change in Child Protection Systems and corresponding sectors
Formalize the partnerships needed to create and sustain change