On any given night in Canada, over 35,000 Canadians are homeless. Throughout the year, more than 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness at some point. How many people in Peel are homeless? We know that 14,520 people, including 3,985 children, used shelters in a single year. But we think there are more people out there, and we are going to find the real number.
All we know now is that many people don’t have a place to stay, and that we need more housing supports across Peel Region.
So Peel Region is taking part in the 20,000 Homes Campaign, a national struggle whose goal is to house 20,000 of the most vulnerable people in Canada by 2018. For the purposes of the campaign, ‘most vulnerable’ refers to people who are experiencing homelessness, have complex needs, and are at risk of death from homelessness.