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This Globe and Mail article by Stephen Hwang provides some numbers on the state of homelessness in Canada.

Each night, more than 17,000 Canadians sleep in homeless shelters or on the street. But for every person who’s homeless in Canada, there are 23 households that are vulnerably housed and at high risk of becoming homeless. Across the country, more than 380,000 individuals and families are living in this precarious state.

Globe and Mail: Canada’s hidden emergency: the ‘vulnerably housed’