2016 PiT Executive Summary

2016 PiT Executive Summary

The PEI Community Advisory Board (CAB) on Homelessness is an interagency board whose mandate is to work to address homeless among populations and those at risk of becoming homeless in the designated communities of Charlottetown and Summerside. The CAB is made up of non-profit and public sector agencies.

The CAB received federal funding to conduct a point in time count within a defined period of time in the communities of Charlottetown and Summerside. This funding was limited to these designated communities, and while the CAB, for this point in time count, do not address other communities because of this limitation, it does recognize that homelessness is an Island issue.

Communities in Canada, including Summerside and Charlottetown, have previously undertaken point in time homelessness counts, each using their own methods and approaches. A point in time survey method is not a measure of everyone who experiences homelessness in a community over time. By focusing on a single day, a count will not include some people who cycle in and out of homelessness. What it does provide is an estimate of how many of these people are homeless at a given point in time. 

ORGANIZATION: PEI Community Advisory Board on Homelessness
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016