Grade 5


Meaning of Home

The meaning of home is to me when you are at home in a warm place that you can call home. If you have a home, you are pretty lucky. Only about 63% of people have homes in Canada. Every time I come home, I love to relax and be warm. If you don’t have a home, at night tonnes of dangerous stuff could happen like an animal could hurt you. An estimated 235,000 Canadians are homeless each year. 20% of the homeless population are young people aged 16-24. Homelessness started in about the 1870s. Over half a million people are homeless in the world, one quarter of those homeless people are children.