Scientist, MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions,
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute,
St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto
Assistant Professor (Status-Only)
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
209 Victoria Street, 3rd floor
Toronto, ON M5B 1T8
Naomi Thulien is a nurse practitioner and researcher committed to tackling the social structural inequities that cause and perpetuate youth homelessness. She has a particular interest in critical social theory and community-based research methodology.
In May 2021, Naomi co-founded Breakwater Foundation – a non-profit organization that provides rent subsidies, education bursaries, and primary health care to young women who have experienced homelessness. Naomi practices clinically at the Breakwater Foundation clinic and Covenant House Toronto – Canada’s largest agency for young people with current and past experiences of homelessness and sex trafficking.