Canada Without Poverty
Just The Facts
An estimated 235,000 people in Canada experienced homelessness in 2016, with roughly 35,000 people being homeless on any given night.
Almost 1 in every 5 households experience serious housing affordability issues (spending over 50% of their low income on rent) which puts them at risk of homelessness.
Raising The Roof
What Is Homelessness?
Canadians experience homelessness each year (estimated)
Canadians experience homelessness on any given night
Canadians experience hidden homelessness, such as couchsurfing, sleeping in a car, or other precarious housing
of the homeless population are young people aged 16-24
1 in 4
people experiencing homelessness identify as Aboriginal or First Nations
Children & Families
are one of the fastest-growing demographics of the homeless population
of Canadian families live below the low-income cut-off
of Canadian children live in poverty