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
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.