Homelessness in Canada

Updated: Aug 20, 2018

Although many efforts have been made to reduce homelessness in Canada, many Canadians face homelessness every year.

In an article published by CBC News states, a national report in 2013, found that at least 200,000 Canadians experience homelessness any given year. At least 150,000 Canadians a year use a homeless shelter at some point, at least 30,000 Canadians are homeless on any given night, and at least 50,000 Canadians are part of the "hidden homeless" on any given night — staying with friends or relatives on a temporary basis as they have nowhere else to go.

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Who are Homeless?

While the homeless can come from any group, the report found that certain populations are overrepresented Almost half of homeless people in Canada are single males between the age of 25 and 55, 20 percent of the homeless population are youth between the ages of 16 and 24 and an estimated 25 to 40 percent of homeless youth are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual or transgender.

Original article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/30-000-canadians-are-homeless-every-night-1.1413016

How Does Daybreak Help?

In a fight to help reduce homelessness in Canada, Daybreak has four houses for single men and one for single women. We do not discriminate our residents based on ethnicity, sexuality, religion, or their past. We want everyone that comes through our doors to have a second chance at rebuilding their lives in a safe, supportive community.  

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