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Facts & Figures

About Homelessness

These facts and figures provide a snapshot of the issue of homelessness in Canada:

  • An estimated 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness each year
  • 35,000 Canadians experience homelessness on any given night
  • 50,000+ Canadians experience hidden homelessness, such as couchsurfing, sleeping in a car, or other precarious housing
  • 20% of the homeless population are young people aged 16-24
  • Aboriginal peoples are over-represented in the homeless population – 1 in 4 people experiencing homelessness identify as Aboriginal or First Nations
  • One of the fastest growing demographics of the homeless population is children & families
    • 10% of Canadian families live below low-income cut-off
    • 14% of Canadian children live in poverty

More information on homelessness can be found here.