PiT Count

Calgary Homeless Foundation
July 06, 2017

On May 18, 2017, the Second Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative took place in Calgary (all slide presentations, as well as photos from the event, are available here). The event was organized by the Calgary Homeless Foundation and the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, and the participants included:  people...

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/The Homeless Hub
April 13, 2016
Tags: PiT Count

Over the last three months, communities across the country have been planning and implementing Point-in-Time (PiT) Counts, as part of a pan-Canadian effort to enumerate homelessness in Canada. A PiT Count is a research methodology used to provide a “snapshot” of homelessness in a community over a 24-hour period. In total, thirty communities, as part of the...

York University; Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub
April 06, 2016

This week’s infographic comes to us from the Fredericton Community Action Group on Homelessness and looks at two surveys conducted in New Brunswick’s capital earlier this year. The group brings together non-profit organizations, government representatives and community leads who are working together to end homelessness in Fredericton. Data was gathered by a team composed of over 40 volunteers and 10...

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub: York University
August 21, 2015
Categories: Ask the Hub

This week’s question comes from Olusola O., who asked: What can be done to minimize double counting among street homeless people? 

Knowing approximately how many people are homeless in a community is important to assess the extent to which homelessness is a problem in a given area; and to monitor progress in reducing homelessness. 

One popular method is...

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/The Homeless Hub
July 21, 2015

The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness has launched an early release of its Point-in-Time Count Toolkit. The Toolkit – supported, in part, by the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy (Employment and Social Development Canada) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada - coincides with an exciting and timely announcement from the Homelessness...

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