From Canada

Ottawa Public Health – Community Resource Guide – July 2017

Ottawa Public Health Resource Guide

High-Rise Heroes: Lessons From Neighbourhood Struggles
By Ashleigh Doherty


Our students recognize the conditions of their lives. They know they often don’t have hot water. They know their parents are afraid of rent increases. They know there has been a hole in their ceiling since the day they moved in. What they may not see as clearly is why this is the case. Why are they paying so much for so little? Click here to read the full article.

Possibilities: Addressing Poverty Issues in Elementary School
Possibilities highlights the strategies that educators in ETFO’s Poverty and Education Project used to address the academic and non-academic needs of students and families experiencing socio-economic challenges. This book features creative approaches to addressing poverty issues while questioning readers’ assumptions and biases. This resource includes literature links for classroom learning and community resources. Purchase here.

Social Justice Resources from the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF):

From the U.S.

2019 Report: Homelessness and Education Systems Can Work Together to Improve Youth Outcomes

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago released a new report highlighting the intersection between youth homelessness and educational outcomes. The report, Missed Opportunities: Education Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness in America, reveals that the 4.2 million young people who experience homelessness each year are less likely to enroll in college, and youth who left school before high school graduation were considerably more likely to experience homelessness.

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SchoolHouse Connection is a national non-profit organization working to overcome homelessness through education. They provide strategic advocacy and practical assistance in partnership with early childhood programs, schools, institutions of higher education, service providers, families, and youth. They believe education is the only permanent solution to homelessness. SchoolHouse Connection’s vision is that children and youth experiencing homelessness have full access to quality learning, birth through higher education, so they will never be homeless as adults, and the next generation will never be homeless.