Homelessness in Canada
“Society comprises two classes: those who have more food than appetite, and those who have more appetite than food.”
It is shame how overtime Canada’s Homelessness count has increased to unbelievable numbers. Canada is set to be a 1st world country, which by show of its class and economy its accurate, but they are yet to solve one of their biggest issue next to drug trafficking, homelessness.
According to the media a homelessness person is someone who had a job/career and savings like any other citizen, and unconditionally landed up on the streets. Homelessness was first seen as a major issue in the 1980s, when the number of Canadians with no homes was between 100,000 to 250,000, out of a total population of 28 million. Statistics show that on average, homeless people in Canada are 61% male, 27% female, and 12% children. Studies also show that 45% of these people are actually employed and are not totally without resources. Also 50% percent were receiving social assistance of some kind. Along with 48% fit into the category alcohol/drug abusers, 20% were classified psychotic, and 3% were physically handicapped. This shows that the government or banks are not all to blame, as almost half of them have jobs and only 10% have actually removed from their homes. What is the cause of homelessness? There are many factors that have effect on why Canada has today 250,000 to 400,000 people on the streets. One of them is the continuous issue of unemployment rates for the young adults (18-25). Also surprisingly family violence, couples that break up and the women are usually kicked out their homes with their children. Another factor is all the mental institutions that have shut down, and all the mental patients were forced to care for themselves. These are some highlights of the main causes of homelessness.
What has been done? Overtime there have been many attempts to adjust this problem and many fails. The biggest attempt up until today was...