Report: Canada is failing homeless youth as they transition into adults

A report entitled "Coming of Age: Reimagining the Response to Youth Homelessness in Canada," written by Stephen Gaetz, a professor at York University in Toronto, explains that Canada needs to do a better job transitioning youth out of foster care and into adulthood.

"It is both the experience of being in child protection and the transitions from protection to independence, that account for many of these problems ... (Some) youth simply 'age out' of the foster care system and are left to fend for themselves, lacking necessary resources and never having been prepared for independent living at such a young age."