Dr. Stephen Gaetz

KM Academic Lead

Professor. Faculty of Education, York University
Director, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness

The word that sums up my hope for the YouthREX project is SUCCESS

My past experiences with youth, youth organizing and community engagement

I used to work in the youth homelessness sector throughout the 1990s.  Since then I have been a researcher, conducting research on youth, homeless youth (including issues such as income generating activities, health and wellbeing, nutritional vulnerability) and the response to youth homelessness (including community strategies, models of housing etc.).

What excites me the most

I think the pan-provincial structure will be good for bringing together researchers and those working in the sector. Hopefully the knowledge mobilization outputs will be strong!