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Homeless Facts

In the 2008 Homeless Count there were AT LEAST 3,062 people homeless in Metro Vancouver.

Since 2002, there has been a shocking 137% increase in overall homelessness and a 373% increase in the number of people sleeping outside. /.

Learning about Homelessness in British Columbia

A new resource on homelessness for senior high-school teachers!

Learning about Homelessness in British Columbia

Integrating homelessness issues into senior social sciences and

humanities courses, including Civics 11, Social Studies 11, Economics 12,

Family Studies 10-12, First Nations 12, Law 12, and Social Justice 12

Written by Jennifer Hales

With academic support from Krishna Pendakur,

Professor of Economics, Simon Fraser University

Available for free to download at

Developed with the financial support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada

under their Strategic Joint Initiatives Program in cooperation with the National Homelessness Secretariat.

Additional administrative support was provided by the Metropolis British Columbia

Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Diversity

Homelessness Action Week 2010 – October 10-16

World Homeless Day – October 10