William O'Grady

Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Phone number: 
519-824-4120, x58943
MCKN 639
Accepting graduate students: 

Marginal Youth, Homelessness, Crime, Inmate Reintegration

PhD, Sociology, University of Toronto (1992)

William (Bill) O'Grady received a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology from Carleton University and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Toronto. He was also a pre-doctoral fellow at Memorial University's Institute for Social and Economic Research. Recently, through a successful access of Information Request made to the Toronto Police Service, he is analyzing Ontario Safe Street Act tickets which were issued in the city between 2010 and 2021. Bill is also working as a Co-Investigator with colleagues from the U of G and Laurier University on a SSHRC funded study that is exploring homelessness in mid-sized Ontario cities.

2020. "From NIMBY to neighbour: Brokering a dialogue about homelessness among police, people experiencing homelessness and the community." SSHRC Partnership Development Grant. Erin Dej (P.I.), Laurier University. Co-Investigator.

2022. O'Grady, Willam. Crime in Canadian Context: debates and controversies. Toronto: Oxford University Press (5th Edition). 284 pages.

2022. Kerman, N., Wang, R., Aubry, T., Distasio, J., Gaetz, S., Hwang, S. W., Latimer, E., O'Grady, B., Schwan, K., Somers, J. M., Stergiopoulos, V., & Kidd, S. A. "Shelter bans among people experiencing homelessness: An exploratory study of predictors in two large Canadian datasets". Journal of Urban Health. 99, 842-854.

2021. Kidd, S., Gaetz, S. O'Grady, B., Schwan, K.; Zhao, H., Lopes, K., Wang, Wei. "The Second National Canadian Homeless Youth Survey: Mental Health and Addictions Findings." Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 66 (10). Pp. 897-905.

2021. Cullen, G.J., Yule, C., Walters, D. and O'Grady, W. "Mental Health Outcomes of Youth In-Care: Investigating the Effects of General Strain and Self-Control Theories." Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. March. 409-423.

2020. O'Grady, Bill, Matheson, Flora, with Day, David, Hynie, Michaela and Landau, Enoch. "An Evaluation of The John Howard Society of Toronto's Reintegration Centre." A Report Prepared for the Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General.

2020. O'Grady, William, Kidd, Sean and Gaetz, Steve. "Youth Homelessness and Self-Identity: a view from Canada." Journal of Youth Studies. 23(4): 499-510.

2019. Kidd, Sean, J. Thistle, T. Beaulieu, B. O'Grady and S. Gaetz. "A National Study of Indigenous Youth Homelessness in Canada." Public Health. 176: 163-171