Plus de jeunes dans la rue

Les jeunes constituent un des segments qui connaît la croissance la plus rapide parmi la population des sans-abri au Canada.

Les facteurs qui expliquent leur arrivée dans la rue sont, entre autres :

la violence familiale et sexuelle;

les séjours multiples dans des centres jeunesse ou des familles d’accueil durant l’enfance;

les fugues répétées;

les ruptures familiales, par exemple la séparation des parents;

les problèmes de santé mentale;

la négligence physique et psychologique;

la toxicomanie;

le décrochage scolaire.

Prevent homelessness

To make sure young people don't fall between the cracks

Intervening at critical times in their lives can help them overcome hardship, develop their independence, and continue their path on a more solid foundation. 

Thanks to your donations, Centraide supports a network of 21 agencies and projects that work with youth who are in difficulty or at risk of homelessness or social exclusion. An annual investment of $2 M.

Preventing homelessness is the key component of this network's actions. By attacking the key factors of homelessness before youth find themselves on the street, we can make sure they don't fall into a chronic cycle of poverty and instability.

Concrete and lasting initiatives:
  • Street work and community work (in schools and at parks)
  • Help and referrals
  • Personalized support
  • Places for youth to gather and carry out positive projects
  • Educational workshops (drug addiction prevention, budgets, self-esteem development)
  • Community meals and community kitchens
  • Supervised apartments for youth in difficulty


Thanks to you, we gave Chantal a second chance.

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