A groundbreaking new report on the state of homeless children in the education system was released by the Community Social Planning Council of Toronto and Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre on Monday, Oct. 1. Lost in the Shuffle - the first report of its kind in Canada - shows how thousands of homeless children each year are needlessly slipping through the cracks of Toronto's education system - and how to prevent this from happening.
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Homeless kids neglected - Report says educational, emotional support lacking for students living in shelters
Toronto Star - October 1, 2007
"Every year about 3,000 school children in Toronto live in homeless shelters, says a new study to be released today. Yet despite this long-standing problem – the number of affected children has remained steady for the last five years –there are no government or school board policies to ensure the educational and emotional needs of these vulnerable children are being met, says Lost in the Shuffle, the first Canadian study on the issue."
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