Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) Introduction The CBC News (2007) notes that recent research has demonstrated that Canada's homeless population runs somewhere between 200,000 and 300,000 people, while another 1.7 million residents are not able to afford the cost of their homes. The Greater Vancouver Area (GVA) seems to be particularly hard hit. In Vancouver itself it is estimated that 2,000 people sleep on the streets every night. In the GVA it was estimated in 2005 that 126,000 individuals are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless (Westhues, 2006, p. 273). In addition, to assist homeless people with social services such as emergency shelter and health care, it costs the federal government up to $6 billion a year....The end:
..... Laurier University Press. Appendix Questionnaire 1.What does your organization do(for staff)? Or 1.How long have you been on the streets(for homeless people)? 2.How many homeless people do you think there are in the GVA? 3.Is the problem getting worse? Leveling off? Or getting better? 4.What do you think is the primary cause of homelessness in the GVA? 5.What has the government done to help to end homelessness? 6.Does the wider community support efforts to help the homelessness? 7.Is crime a cause or a symptom of homelessness? 8.Are youth or adults harder hit by homelessness? 9.Has homelessness become a multi-generational phenomena with homeless parents having homelessness children? 10.What would you do to effectively change the situation?