The State of Homelessness in Canada 2013

The State of Homelessness in Canada: 2013 is the first extensive Canadian report card on homelessness. This report examines what we know about homelessness, the historical, social and economic context in which it has emerged, demographic features of the problem, and potential solutions. The State of Homelessness provides a starting point to inform the development of a consistent, evidence-based approach towards ending homelessness.

The goal in developing this report was to both assess the breadth of the problem and to develop a methodology for national measurement. The Canadian Homelessness Research Network and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness believe that homelessness is not a given and that not just reducing, but ending, the crisis is achievable.

The information for the State of Homelessness in Canada report has been compiled by the Canadian Homelessness Research Network (Homeless Hub) and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness from the best available research to date. Because we lack strong data on homelessness in Canada, our estimates of the scale of the problem are just that: an estimate, but they represent an important starting point. As the first national report card on homelessness, the evaluation of the response to homelessness by Canada’s homeless sector provides an important means of benchmarking progress toward ending homelessness.

Below is an Infographic on the average monthly costs of housing people while they are homeless. Data came from the The Wellesley InstituteYou can access the State of Homelessness 2013 report at:


National Conference on Ending Homelessness – Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness 28-30 October, 2013, Ottawa


The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness is pleased to present Canada’s first National Conference on Ending Homelessness, October 28 to October 30, 2013 at the Delta Ottawa City Centre.

Whether you are a policy maker, funder, researcher, advocate, community leader or a front line worker our jam packed conference program will arm you with the inspiration, information, tools and training you need to begin ending homelessness in your community.

Go to to register.