Facts and Stats | Canada’s Largest Youth Shelter

There are an estimated 10,000 homeless youth in Toronto during any given year and as many as 2,000 on a given night.

Who Are Homeless Youth?

Young men: 64% of homeless youth (youth are under 25) are male. 91% of these men and 72% of females are between the ages of 19 and 25. Studies have shown that these youth generally leave home around the age of 15.

  • Poorly educated: Most men – 56% have grade 11 or less, 31% have grade 12 and 12% have university or college or technical school. For women, 60% have grade 11 or less, 33% have grade 12 and 6% have university, college or technical school.
  • Of those who attended school and were assessed by counsellors, 25.6% were diagnosed with anger management problems, 19.1% with ADHD, 15.2% with hyperactivity and 4.5% with dyslexia.

Source: Facts and Stats | Canada’s Largest Youth Shelter