Facts and Figures

facts and figures

Things many of us take for granted—a shower before going to work, a place for our children to do homework, a safe spot to keep our belongings—simply do not exist when you don’t have a home of your own.

Homeward Trust aims to change this reality. We’re opening doors and building hope for thousands of Edmontonians, ultimately realizing our city’s shared goal of ending homelessness.

Homelessness in Edmonton

Until recently, we saw an upward trend of homeless persons in Edmonton. Homeward Trust conducts a biennial Homeless Count, which provides a point-in-time snapshot of the city’s homeless population. 

In 2014:

  • 2,307 homeless Edmontonians were counted.
  • 47% of those counted were observed to be Aboriginal
    Ethnicity was asked, rather than observed, in this count compared to previous years.

  • At least 335 children under the age of 18 were without a home, an increase of 20% from 2012