Youth Homelessness Rises
Toronto youths struggle
What's the Cause
There are many causes that lead to youth homelessness. The 3 main Factors are Missing child reports, Abuse in the home and shortage of good jobs and affordable housing. Toronto being a city with a high population makes it harder for everyone to receive or maintain a job.
Missing Child Reports:
in 2003 Canada saw a record total of 53,459 reported runaway children. This was a 24% increase over the past decade.
Abuse in home:
The majority of youth children never leave happy homes for the streets. Studies have Shown that 70% of youth have some form of sexual, physical or emotional abuse.
The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto found that in housing was a factor in one in five cases where children were taken into care. This is a 60% increase in the past 20 years