Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Simple Facts&Statistics

There are 100 million people who are homeless worldwide. In Canada the number is up to 200,000. As for Quebec there are approximately 3,365 homeless people.
Source: International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 2008. http://www.homelessworldcup.org/content/homelessness-statistics
The Homeless population in Canada has grown in the past years. It was known as a crisis in only urban centers such as Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal, the increasing incident of Homelessness in the suburbs is necessitating new services and resources. In the past men used to comprise the majority of homeless persons, now women and children are representing the growing population of homelessness who are followed by youth. This issue throughout the years has become a major political issue in Canada.

Source: Homelessness in Canada, 2011, Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homelessness_in_Canada

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