One in nine Canadians has faced homelessness

by Salvation Army
Categories: Newswire

One in nine Canadians has been homeless or on the brink of homelessness, and in some provinces that figure is as high as one in five, as the effects of the recession linger.

Across the country, nearly three million people have landed on the street or come close to it — 12 per cent of all Canadians — according to a report expected to be released Monday by the Salvation Army.

“It certainly is sobering, it certainly is eye-opening,” says Andrew Burditt, public relations director for the Salvation Army in Canada. Read full story…

Source: GlobalNews