OTTAWA — Employment and Social Development Canada has produced a report looking at homelessness among military veterans. It cautions that the March 2015 study is far from complete, but it's a start. Here are some of the findings:
— Veterans Affairs estimates there are 697,400 veterans in the country.
— The study estimates that 2,250 veterans use shelters on regular basis.
— The number represents about 2.7 per cent of the total population who use homeless shelters.
— In the United States, a 2014 congressional report suggested that veterans make up 11.3 per cent of homeless adults in that country.
— Britain estimates that veterans make up about six per cent of the homeless population, while in Australia, the number is thought to be about three per cent.
The Canadian Press