(i) Nichols, N., Schwan, K., Gaetz, S., Redman, M., French, D., Kidd, S., O’Grady, B. (2017). Child Welfare and Youth Homelessness in Canada: A Proposal for Action. Toronto: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness Press (ii)www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/breakingthecycle/report/2012/appendix.aspx
(iii) Raising the Roof: Youth Homeless in Canada: The Road to Solutions, 2009, Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies, 2011
The Cycle of Dependence
Youth who leave the care system lack supportive role models, lack guidance and exposure to other ways of life. Furthermore, those who need support are often the youth who do not access services because of distrust and previous negative experiences with the system. A cycle of dependence on the system is created.