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Four things to know about women and homelessness in Canada

Anywhere between 30,000 and 200,000 people are homeless in Canada, with another 1.7 million unable to afford adequate, suitable shelter. Winnipeg in particular has a history of housing shortages and inner-city poverty. In 2015 it was estimated that on a given night in the city there were at least 1,400 people experiencing homelessness. Winnipeg is also home to the largest urban Indigenous population in Canada and poverty rates among the highest in the country.

Unfortunately, much of the research on homelessness in Canada lacks a comprehensive gender-based analysis. It's time we pay attention to the unique experience of homeless women, and also take into account other identity-based barriers to housing and services that women face.

Four things to know about women and homelessness in Canada

Sadie McInnes 

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