A Snapshot of Homelessness in Canada
Homelessness – simply defined – is the absence of a place to live. This can be a person who has no regular place to live who stays in an overnight emergency shelter, abandoned building, all-night coffee shop or theatre, a car, outdoors, or other such places not meant to be living spaces.
Overall, Canada’s response to homelessness remains based on emergency accommodations and an uncoordinated use of public systems and services. There is much more work to be done in preventing homelessness from occurring in the first place.
Read our Latest Report