Youth homelessness in Canada is a reality
Twenty per cent of Canada’s1 homeless population consists of young people between the ages of 13 to 24,2 and at least 6,000 young people experience homelessness every night.3
Most of Canada's young homeless population gravitate to big cities, but homelessness also occurs in other communities—it's just less visible. And the problem starts early. Forty per cent of homeless youth first experience homelessness before the age of 16.4
We serve youth between 16 to 24 years old: a critical time for intervention, and a chance to change a young person's life.