A comprehensive new report by Gordon Laird for the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership, released today, puts the cost of homelessness in Canada at $49.5 billion over the past decade.
The research study includes a number of important findings, including:
– poverty is the leading cause of homelessness;
– homelessness is on the rise throughout Canada;
– homelessness is a proven multiplier of social ills;
– housing is the critical pathway to address many social issues.
The full report well worth reading is posted here.