Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Prevention Awards 2021
Application Form

The following criteria are essential for eligible submissions:

  1. Meet the deadline of submission by 5:00PM ET June 30, 2021.
  2. Evidence of positive impact on youth between the ages of 13 and 24 years old.
  3. The submission meets the Definition of the Prevention of Homelessness:
    Homelessness prevention refers to policies, practices, and interventions that reduce the likelihood that someone will experience homelessness. It also means providing those who have been homeless with the necessary resources and supports to stabilize their housing, enhance integration and social inclusion, and ultimately reduce the risk of the recurrence of homelessness.

Submissions demonstrating the following will be favoured by the panel:

  1. Submissions that demonstrate a rights-based approach to addressing the unique needs of developing adolescents and young adults.
  2. Submissions that demonstrate potential to be replicated.
  3. Submissions that demonstrate intentionality around addressing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls.
  4. Submissions that demonstrate inclusivity of those with lived experience of youth homelessness.
  5. Submissions that demonstrate innovation in action.
  6. Submissions that demonstrate sustainability.
  7. Submissions that demonstrate collaboration (either within the sector or a cross-systems approach).

1. About your Organization

1/5

NOTE: eg. purpose/key services; max 100 words

Which Award category are you applying for? *

2. Partnerships/Collaboration

2/5

NOTE: If you opted for the Collaboration Award, this field is required.

NOTE: If you opted for the Collaboration Award, this field is required.

NOTE: If you opted for the Collaboration Award, this field is required. In reviewing your application we may speak to your partners or others who know your initiative.

NOTE: If you opted for the Collaboration Award, this field is required. How has this partnership improved or provided a wider range of services for youth? For example, Does this partnership provide a wider geographical reach or access to youth groups? Does this partnership provide a more integrated approach to youth needs? Are there financial savings and better use of existing resources?

NOTE: Testimonials welcomed.

3. Submission Details

3/5

NOTE: Youth homelessness refers to young people between the ages of 13 and 24 who are living independently of parents and/or caregivers, and importantly, lack many of the social supports deemed necessary for the transition from childhood to adulthood.

NOTE: What gaps in services or needs in the community does it address?

NOTE: eg. logic model, detailed program outline, sample funding proposal, outreach materials, policies, procedures, other

4. Outcomes and Evaluation

4/5

Homelessness prevention refers to policies, practices, and interventions that reduce the likelihood that someone will experience homelessness. It also means providing those who have been homeless with the necessary resources and supports to stabilize their housing, enhance integration and social inclusion, and ultimately reduce the risk of the recurrence of homelessness. Homelessness prevention must not only include interventions targeted at individuals, but broader structural reforms directed at addressing the drivers of homelessness. That not only communities but all orders of government, and most departments within have a responsibility to contribute to the prevention of homelessness is in keeping with a human rights perspective.

NOTE: Please provide evidence of how your initiative helps to prevent homelessness.

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5. Additional Information

5/5

5.1. If your organization wins an Award, are you willing to:

We invite you to submit a multimedia component of your choice (ie. a photo collage, a short video, potential testimonials from youth, families, partners) as part of your submission. Please upload your content in this folder.

I hereby grant Making the Shift Inc. to: *