YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

IN CANADA


Imagine being on your own for the first time. With nowhere to go.

For thousands of young people across Canada, homelessness is a reality they face every day. As numbers have grown, we’ve seen the results: increasing rates of school drop-out, family breakdown, involvement in crime, and street entrenchment. And there’s no indication the situation is getting any better.

By the Numbers
awh-youth-infographicCanadian Definition of Youth Homelessness

A Way Home endorses the Canadian Definition of Youth Homelessness:

“Youth homelessness” refers to the situation and experience of young people between the ages of 13 and 24 who are living independently of parents and/or caregivers, but do not have the means or ability to acquire a stable, safe or consistent residence.

Read the full definition here.

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