State of Homelessness in Canada: 2013 to be released June 19, 2013


Toronto, June 17, 2013 – The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness and the Canadian Homelessness Research Network will release the first extensive Canadian report card on homelessness called State of Homelessness in Canada: 2013 this week in Toronto.

The State of Homelessness will include information on:

·        the number of different Canadians who experience homelessness in a year;

·        the number of Canadians homeless on any given night;

·        the number of Canadians who experience chronic, episodic and transient homelessness;

·        data that indicates a significant segment of the Canadian population may be at risk of homelessness;

·        the cost of homelessness to the Canadian economy;

·        where progress on homelessness is being made in Canada; and,

·        recommendations on how Canada can begin to end homelessness.

Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness President & CEO, Tim Richter
Canadian Homelessness Research Network Director, York University Professor Stephen Gaetz

State of Homelessness in Canada: 2013

When & where:
10 am, Wednesday June 19, 2013
Church of the Holy Trinity
10 Trinity Square, Toronto

Photo and interview opportunities: In addition to Professor Gaetz and Mr. Richter, two clients from the Mental Health Commission of Canada At Home/Chez Soi Housing First project in Toronto will be available.

The Canadian Homelessness Research Network (Homeless Hub) at York University is dedicated to mobilizing research evidence to have a bigger impact on solutions to homelessness in Canada.

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness has been formed to create a national movement to end homelessness in Canada from the community up.


Media contacts:
Stephen Gaetz, Director                                        
Canadian Homelessness Research Network                        
York University
C: (416) 668-7321

Tim Richter, President & CEO
Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness
C: (587) 216-5615

Janice Walls, Media Relations
York University
416 736 2100 ext. 22101