Why we need a national day for homeless youth

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Mark Muldoon, Executive Director for the Threshold Housing Society, shares his view on creating a national day for youth experiencing homelessness.

Last year, Ontario MP Carolyn Bennett introduced Motion 546 requesting Nov. 17 to be declared National Youth Homelessness Awareness Day. It may come as a shock to many people that such a day needs to be declared, but the level of youth homelessness has reached “epidemic” proportions. That was the term used by Sir Richard Branson of the Virgin Group when he was enlisted to help raise national awareness about the crisis.

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Source: Times Colonist