Homelessness in Canada
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This paper explains that the number of people living on the streets in Canada, even if they are not visible on the street, has been increasing steadily over the last fifteen years. The author points out that homelessness, defined as any person, family or household that has no fixed address or security of housing tenure, can affect people of any age, gender or ethnic background and is caused by a variety of reasons such as mental illness, low-paying jobs, demolition of rental units and disconnection from family and community. The paper relates that the combination of poverty and inadequate access to health care results in a much higher mortality rate among the homeless population than among the general population.
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