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Women’s National Housing &
Homelessness Network

Women’s homelessness is a crisis in Canada. Women, girls, and gender diverse peoples experience some of the most severe forms of housing need. It is time for political action.

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The State of Women's Homelessness  & Housing Need in Canada

This report uncovers the unknowns about women’s experience of homelessness and shines a spotlight on the specific challenges they face.

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Women & Girls’ Homelessness in Canada

28%

of women-led households in Canada are in core housing need

36%

of people experiencing homelessness in Canada are women-identified

7%

of women in Canada have experienced hidden homelessness at some point in their lives

About the Network

We are a collective of diverse women, including those with lived expertise, who are working to eliminate homelessness and housing insecurity for women, girls, and gender-diverse peoples across Canada.

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Resources about Women & Girls’ Homelessness

Women Deliver - COVID-19 Newsletter

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Best Practice Guideline for Ending Women’s and Girl’s Homelessness

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Red Women Rising

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Reconsidering Gender in Homelessness (Bretherton, 2017)

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