Homeless Counts

Homeless Counts

This toolkit is designed to help communities plan and implement accurate Point-in-Time Counts in Canada. The content is aligned with the requirements of the 2018 Coordinated Count, as described in the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy.The toolkit complements Everyone Counts: A Guide to Point-in-Time Counts in Canada, 2nd Ed., which...
The Halifax Point in Time Count (PIT) is a one day snapshot of homelessness in our city that captures numbers and basic demographics of people staying in emergency shelters, hospitals, detox facilities, and the streets. PIT counts provide a benchmark from which to measure changes in the homeless population and assist policymakers and programme...
Background: The Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy has provided support to 31 communities across Canada to conduct a coordinated Point-in-Time (PiT) Count of the homeless population. The count will provide vital information to participating communities about their homeless population, and contribute to the understanding of homelessness...
On March 24, 2015, 537 volunteers and 18 street workers took to Montreal’s streets, subway stations and part of its underground city, looking for homeless people and asking them to respond to a short survey. They also went into shelters. On March 25 and 26, 125 volunteers visited day centres and soup kitchens with the same purpose. From April to June a...
The Vancouver Homeless Count, conducted on March 10, 2016, is the tenth homeless count in Vancouver. In 2016, 1,847 homeless persons were counted: 539 unsheltered (29%) and 1,308 sheltered (71%). The total number of homeless persons counted in Vancouver this year is higher than last year (1,746 homeless persons) and it is the highest number of all previous...
This document presents the findings of the 2005 Greater Vancouver Homeless Count. It provides an estimate of the region's homeless population on one day in March 2005, demographic information about the homeless population, and a comparison between the 2005 and 2002 count results.
Here are the preliminary results of the 2013 Street Needs Assessment (SNA). Results are based on more than 2,000 completed surveys. This is more completed surveys than in any previous SNA. At 13 questions, the 2013 survey was the longest. A full report on the findings will be considered at the Community Development and Recreation Committee meeting on...
This document presents the findings of the 2008 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count. It provides demographic information on a sample of the region’s homeless population on one day in March 2008, and a comparison of the 2008, 2005 and 2002 count results. The report primarily presents facts based on findings revealed through the interviews on count day. Both the...
A movement to end homelessness is underway. Thousands of stakeholders—policymakers, advocates, researchers, practitioners, former and current homeless people, community leaders, and concerned citizens—from across the country are involved in efforts to end homelessness at the local and national level. On this webpage you can download reports on homelessness...
The 2013 Homeless Census was conducted on October 3, 2013 and is the 10th Annual Homeless Census. The purpose of the Census is to provide comparative data to theprevious Homeless Censuses, to understand possible service gaps, and provide current information for planning and monitoring the outcomes of the Housing First and supportive homeless initiatives.

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