The Extent and Nature of Veteran Homelessness in Canada


Community Development and Homelessness Partnerships Directorate, Employment and Social Development Canada

By Aaron Segaert & Alana Bauer

Little is known about homelessness among Veterans in Canada, but there is some concern that Veterans may be overrepresented in the homeless population. The present study uses data collected by 60 emergency shelters across Canada between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 using the Homeless Individuals and Families Information System (HIFIS) to provide information about Veteran homelessness in Canada.

The study’s findings suggest that there may be 2,250 Veterans using emergency homeless shelters annually in Canada and that 2.7% of shelter users identified as Veterans.

Read the Report here

Source: The Homeless Hub