In February 2016, we released the final report from our three-year Child & Family Homelessness Initiative. This important research aimed to fill the gap in knowledge about Canada’s fastest growing demographic of the homeless population and bring much-needed attention to this issue. The report’s comprehensive recommendations proposed long-term solutions to all levels of government and community organizations.

To further our report findings and bring awareness to child and family homelessness in Canada, we’ve released a new national public education campaign to engage the Canadian public. Titled How Bad Can It Get?, the campaign depicts some of the challenges and barriers facing families, illustrating one of many pathways into homelessness.

Family Homelessness

Happens Here

Currently, 3.1 million Canadian households live in unaffordable housing, putting them at-risk of homelessness.

Help us keep Canadian families home by texting* HOME to 45678. You can also continue the conversation online using #help3million.

*A one-time donation of $10 or $20 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. All donations must be authorized by the account holder. Standard messaging rates and additional fees may apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers.

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