Year: 2022 Source: Calgary: University of Calgary. (2008). 245 p. SIEC No: 20220581

This is a report of a research study funded by CIHR. The study was in response to a needs assessment of youth on the streets conducted by AIDS Calgary in 1999. There was research and planning team involving many community-based groups as well as City of Calgary staff. The purpose of the Calgary Youth, Health and the Street study was to describe the spectrum of street-involved youth in Calgary and explore variations among these groups in terms of HIV and health risks, coping mechanisms and service needs. The focus was not really on homelessness of youth, although the youth living on the streets are homeless. The collaborative community-based research process was used to provide information for the development and enhancement of existing youth services in Calgary.