Women’s Services Survey

While there are many commonalities across experiences of homelessness, these experiences differ based on gender. Due to the gendered nature of the experience, it is important that responses to prevent and end homelessness include a gender-based approach. The Government of Canada defines a gender-based analysis as, “an analytical process used to assess how diverse groups of women, men and non-binary people may experience policies, programs and initiatives.”

This national survey sought to understand if and how communities across Canada are using gender-based approaches to community planning and service delivery for preventing and ending homelessness. Our particular focus on gender in this context is considering the experiences and needs of women and girls, cis and trans.

Our Research Team:

Abe Oudshoorn – Kayla May – Amy Van Berkum – Kaitlin Schwan – Alex Nelson – Faith Eiboff – Stephanie Begun – Naomi Nichols – Colleen Parsons


Study methods and results are available in the project report which can be downloaded below:


Funding for this project was provided by :

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