On November 17th the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness released Without a Home: The National Youth Homeless Survey. This is the largest study of its kind ever undertaken in Canada. In total, 1,103 street involved were surveyed at 47 agencies across 10 provinces and territories.
The Ministry of Education has provided a response to rural school closures that suggests a rather indifferent tone to the reality of living in small communities where rationalization of services is being driven by a funding formula concerned only with a narrow view of efficiency and not with effectiveness. Efficiency is about the cost, while effectiveness is about outcomes. Can we not look at this another way?