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


Press Releases


Latest News Coverage

CTV Barrie on Downtown Orillia Reside Project


CTV Barrie

Orillia Matters article on Peter St Reside Project


Orillia Matters article

Winnipeg Sun Article on Mountain Ave Reside Project


Winnipeg Sun Article

Winnipeg Free Press Article on Mountain Ave Reside project


Winnipeg Free Press Article

The Message article on Toque Campaign 2021

Toque Campaign

Toque Campaign 2021

CBC article on Toque Tuesday Toronto


Toque Tuesday Toronto

Everything GP article on Toque Tuesday

Grande Prairie

Toque Tuesday Grande Prairie

Caledon Citizen on Celebrating Opening of New Home


Celebrating New Home in Caledon