"Working Together to Help Young Families Survive and Thrive."
The Young Parents No Fixed Address Network engages in and supports research initiatives that focus on the needs and experiences of young parents. We can offer researchers contact with over 30 agencies serving young families across Toronto and over 100 front line service providers and the clients they serve.
Contact the YPNFA Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Current Research Studies
Exploring the experiences of homelessness and food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic among pregnant and postpartum people in Toronto
This research study is being conducted by Barbara Chyzzy RN, PhD from the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing at Ryerson University. This study is funded by Ryerson’s Faculty of Community Services COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Grant.
If you have any questions or concerns about the research, please feel free to contact Barbara Chyzzy at the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 2K3, .
Birth Count Study
How Many Homeless Women Give Birth In Toronto Each Year??
Our network has been supporting the work of Dr. Joyce Bernstein (Epidemiologist/Statistician, Toronto Public Health) over the past 4 years as she has gathered data related to the number of homeless women in Toronto giving birth every year. Her 2012 report is attached here:
This study resumed January 2019 to hopefully get a more accurate reading.
For more information or to participate in the study please contact Caryn Thompson at:
A Visceral Grief: Young Homeless Mothers and Loss of Child Custody 2006
Other Relevant Research
Wraparound and YPNFA Paper
RAISING THE ROOF: Child & Family Homelessness Report
Facilitators & Barriers to Successful Independent Living for Young Mothers (research report)
SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR YOUNG COUPLES IN TORONTO: It Does not Exist. Should It?