Hundreds of Montrealers took part in a march aimed at raising awareness about the city’s homeless population, Friday night.

The event, called Night of the Homeless, ended at Cabot Square and included speeches from elected officials and advocates.

Activities during the Night of the Homeless include providing winter clothing and haircuts for homeless people.

“You can go very fast to living on the street, or in a shelter. Nobody can say, ‘Oh, it’s never going to happen to me,'” said Cooper.