Learning Objectives

We hope that you have enjoyed learning about homelessness throughout the different chapters and sections of this book, and that it has broadened your understandings and perspectives. In this concluding chapter, we invite you to consider one last question along with us, which guides our final learning objectives.


  1. The question that we end this journey on comes in two deceptively simple parts. ‚ÄúCan we end homelessness? How?‚ÄĚ By this point, you have likely developed a keen understanding of how complex homelessness is and the diverse range of people that it impacts. This section offers the two learning objectives of allowing us to reflect back upon what we have discussed up to this point and to consider how it could inform future responses directed towards ending homelessness in Canada.


As you move through this chapter it is beneficial to keep in mind that homelessness is a social issue that impacts our society as a whole. If we conclude that we can end homelessness, and we know how, then we have to ask, ‚ÄúWhy don‚Äôt we end homelessness?‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúWhy haven‚Äôt we ended homelessness already?‚ÄĚ


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