families with children

Family homelessness in Canada continues to be an emergent and troubling issue. 

In Calgary, for example, homelessness decreased by 1.3% overall between 2008 and 2014; at the same time, the number of families accessing shelter and short-term housing increased by 31%.

Homelessness for families is an especially troubling issue, because most are single mothers who have experienced long...

As communities around the world prepare to celebrate International Youth Day on August 12, this blog entry discusses child, youth and family programs available to homeless youth and families across Canada. A Way Home Canada, a national coalition dedicated to preventing, reducing and ending youth homelessness, estimates that ...

York University; Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub
September 09, 2015

The myth that homelessness only pertains to single men and women persists. However, not having a place to call home is also a reality for many young children, youth and families. This week’s infographic, published by the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness, asks an important question: is the door...

York University; Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub
April 01, 2015

This week's infographic is from a report published by the National Society for the Prevention of Child Cruelty which looks at one of the most vulnerable populations that exist: babies born into homelessness. 

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York University; Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub
November 12, 2014

There is a difference between having a place to sleep at night and place to call home. While many people who are homeless live on the streets and in shelters (although a growing trend that criminalizes homelessness may prevent homeless people from even sleeping on the streets), do these areas meet the definition of what a home is really supposed to be?...

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