The homelessness we see every day across Canada is just the tip of the iceberg. For every homeless person we see there are conservatively three more people who are part of Canada’s hidden homeless population. What this means is on any given night, 50,000 Canadians are homeless.

Canada’s mostly uncounted homeless are families, women and children, with most choosing to stay with extended family or friends because they perceive shelters as unsafe, and they don’t want to disrupt the children’s schooling.