2022 Call for Proposals: Seven new funding streams to fill the evidence gaps in youth homelessness prevention

How to Apply: 


Making the Shift is seeking proposals from researchers and community organizations (who can hold tri-council funding) for one-time grants. We are looking for research projects that contribute to our evidence base of policy and service enhancements that prevent youth homelessness in Canada. Youth Homelessness prevention is defined in The Roadmap for the Prevention of Youth Homelessness.

Deadline for applications is February 28th, 2022 at 5:00PM EST.

Applications must respond to one of the following funding streams: 

Stream A: Youth Focused Harm Reduction

Stream B: Legal and Justice Issues

Stream C: Cost-Benefit Analysis

Stream D: Evictions Prevention

Stream E: Data & Technology: Understanding the Role of Linked Administrative Data in Preventing Youth Homelessnes

Stream F: Pathways into Homelessness

Stream G: Open Prevention Topic


  1. Individuals or institutions can apply. 
  2. Applicants must be affiliated with a Canadian post-secondary academic institution. Principal Investigators must be tenure stream faculty or adjunct faculty members. 
  3. Not-for-profit organizations can apply for funding, provided they meet Tri-Council requirements and submit the supporting documentation, including affiliation with an academic institution. 
  4. Indigenous not-for-profit organizations wanting to administer the grant funds should apply for institutional eligibility.
External Deadline: 
Monday, February 28, 2022
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