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Imagine the weather being 20 or 30 below, yet you’d rather sleep outside than go into the shelter system. Well, that’s a very real reality for many Canadian’s I meet that are sleeping rough.

I met Joe in Ottawa, Canada. He has been homeless for a few years and says he won’t go into shelters because he doesn’t feel safe.

After Joe lost his income, and then his apartment, sleeping outside became his only choice.

Very special thanks to Ottawa Salvation Army and Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.

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