Aboriginal Youth Talk About Structural Determinants as the Causes of Their Homelessness

  • Cyndy Baskin

Abstract

This article explores structural determinants as possible causes of the homelessness of Aboriginal youth in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It includes a brief literature review and provides some of the findings of a recent research project, which implemented an Aboriginal research methodology with homeless youth in Toronto. These findings point to a strong link between Aboriginal children growing up in poverty and involvement in child welfare and becoming homeless as a youth. Suggestions for positive change at the policy-level are offered in order to prevent the next generation of Aboriginal children growing up to become homeless youth.
Published
2019-03-24
How to Cite
Baskin, C. (2019). Aboriginal Youth Talk About Structural Determinants as the Causes of Their Homelessness. First Peoples Child & Family Review, 14(1), 94-108. Retrieved from https://fpcfr.journals.publicknowledgeproject.org/index.php/FPCFR/article/view/374