The opportunity Project
We have spent the first year of the AWHO initiative listening to youth with lived experience and staff working on the front lines about what is needed to prevent and end youth homelessness.
The result is “The Opportunity Project: Telling a New Story About Youth Homelessness in Ottawa.”
BUILDING BRIDGES: PERSPECTIVES ON YOUTH HOMELESSNESS FROM FIRST NATIONS, INUIT AND MÉTIS, NEWCOMER, AND LGBTQ2S+ YOUTH IN OTTAWA
If we cannot, as a society, ensure that all youth, across all demographics, have access to safe housing, with the unique supports that they require, then we are a failed society. the recommendations outlined in this report are possible, and they are plausible, and they are long overdue.
We need to "Build Bridges", by opening the conversation to include the diversity of experiences of youth in Ottawa, who each have their own stories to share.
Read the report in English.