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RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

On February 15th-17th, 2017 Community Development Council Durham (CDCD) and Durham Mental Health Services (DMHS), in collaboration with numerous partners, conducted Durham’s first Point-in-Time (PiT) Count. With the assistance of 150 volunteers, those who were experiencing sheltered or unsheltered homelessness, or were provisionally accommodated in a public institution or transitional shelter, were surveyed, enumerated or tallied. The...

ORGANIZATION: Turning Time Research and Consulting
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The purpose of a Point-in-Time Count (PiT) is to obtain a snapshot of people who are absolutely homeless in a community during a set timeframe – usually limited to 24 hours to avoid counting some people twice. The summer 2017 homeless count took place in the Cowichan Valley Region on August 15 and 16 over a 24-hour period. Count sites were located in the Duncan-North Cowichan core area, Ladysmith, Chemainus, Lake Cowichan and Mill Bay. The...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

In 2016, the Government of Canada conducted a nation-wide Point in Time Count (PiT Count) to look at homelessness trends across Canada for the first time. Information gained through the count is used to identify themes, challenges and characteristics of homelessness across the country and helps to inform service needs at a local, provincial and federal level. The PiT Count is intended to provide a snapshot of the minimum number of people...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The Dufferin County 2018 Point-in-Time (PiT) Count included an enumeration of individuals experiencing homelessness living unsheltered, emergency sheltered, temporarily sheltered (i.e. couch surfing), and in public locations. The count was conducted by volunteers and staff from the homeless-serving system over a two day period, May 14th and May 15th 2018, throughout the County of Dufferin.

This report provides important background...

ORGANIZATION: Guelph and Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The 2018 Guelph-Wellington Point-in-Time Count included an enumeration of individuals experiencing homelessness living unsheltered, emergency sheltered, temporarily sheltered (i.e. couch surfing), and in unknown locations. The count was conducted over a three-day period in Guelph and over a seven-day period in Wellington County.

Volunteers and staff from the homeless-serving system conducted an in-person survey, the results of which...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
The nationally coordinated 2018 PiT Count was funded through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) and involved the collaboration of over 60 HPS-funded communities across Canada. The Nanaimo Homelessness Coalition, Nanaimo Region John Howard Society (NRJHS), and United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) organized the second consecutive HPS PiT Count in Nanaimo. The count was held on April 18th, 2018.
The Nanaimo...
ORGANIZATION: End Homelessness St. John’s
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
On April 11, 2018, End Homelessness St. John’s (EHSJ) conducted its second biennial Point-in-Time (PiT) Count of the community’s homeless population, titled ‘Everyone Counts’. The initiative, in partnership with Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) and the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH), provides a snapshot of the minimum number of people experiencing homelessness on a single day in St. John’s. This includes persons...
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The methodology for the 2018 Youth Homeless Count differed from a traditional Point-in-Time (PiT) homeless count approach by carrying out data collection over the course of nine days, rather than 24 hours. This new method was designed to provide more opportunities to make contact with youth experiencing homelessness across the region. The focus of data analysis for the 2018 count was to explore the different circumstances of youth...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

As the following report by Urban Matters documents, the City of Vancouver’s 2018 point-in-time homeless count found 2,181 people homeless in Vancouver on March 14, 2018, with 1,522 people sheltered and 659 on the street. While the total number represents only a 2% increase from last year, it is nonetheless the highest number since the first regional homeless count in 2005, signaling a continuing and growing concern about the welfare of...

ORGANIZATION: The Nanaimo Homeless Coalition
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The nationally coordinated 2018 PiT Count was funded through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) and involved the collaboration of over 60 HPS-funded communities across Canada. The Nanaimo Homelessness Coalition, Nanaimo Region John Howard Society (NRJHS), and United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) organized the second consecutive HPS PiT Count in Nanaimo. The count was held on April 18th, 2018.

The Nanaimo...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
The 2018 Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Homeless Count (Count) is a 24-hour snapshot of Aboriginal Peoples who were homeless in the Metro Vancouver region on March 14, 2018. It also included people staying overnight in homeless shelters and those using homelessness services on the day of the Count. The purpose of the Aboriginal Homeless Count is to estimate the number of Aboriginal people who are homeless in the Metro Vancouver region, obtain a...
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Missed Opportunities: Counting Youth Experiencing Homelessness in America summarizes key lessons learned from conducting point-in-time counts of youth experiencing homelessness in 22 diverse counties across the United States. Youth counts can provide communities with valuable information about the number and characteristics of youth experiencing homelessness, including information about over-represented groups for whom specialized services might...
ORGANIZATION: PEI Community Advisory Board on Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

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...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Sudbury Report on Homelessness

In January 2015, a homelessness count was conducted in Greater Sudbury.

440 people surveyed stated they were absolutely homeless, and another 979 declared they were at risk of homelessness.

 

ORGANIZATION: Social Housing Programs Sault Ste. Marie
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

The 2016 Sault Ste. Marie Point-in-Time Homelessness Count was designed by the Homelessness Hub and Homelessness Partnering Strategy to capture the minimum number of people experiencing homelessness in a community at a given time (February 18th, 2016 from 11:00am-1:00pm). The Canadian Homelessness Research Network (CHRN, 2012), had categorized the definition of homelessness to contain four major categories: (i) unsheltered, or absolutely...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Homelessness point-in-time count for Holland/Ottawa County.

ORGANIZATION: City of Hamilton
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Hamilton’s Objectives

To connect with as many people as possible experiencing homelessness in our City To understand the scope of need in our community and the levels of vulnerability To inform planning and prioritization of appropriate responses 
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Point in Time (PiT) Count of Homeless People informed Committee of the upcoming event. The Federal Government supported this first homeless count coordinated amongst communities across Canada in 2016. Designated communities of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) were encouraged to participate in the count. When communities conduct counts at the same time of year using a common approach, the results can be used to build a better...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Highlights

32.4% of Cape Breton children living in poverty – the highest in Atlantic Canada (2015 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Nova Scotia). 14% Unemployment Rate – (Statistics Canada, Dec, 2015).

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Key Findings: Point-in-Time Count

50 identified as absolutely homeless on night of February 21st (emergency sheltered or unsheltered) 34 individuals chose to complete survey  Not all who qualified participated in the survey (Ex: only 73% of men staying in the Men’s Shelter responded)  Aboriginal peoples were greatly over-represented in the surveyed population  2% of Fredericton’s population vs. 17.6% of the surveyed population...
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The Kamloops 2016 Point-in-Time Count was partly funded by the Government of Canada's Homelessness Partnering Strategy - a Federal program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by directly funding projects and initiatives in Kamloops and in 60 other communities.

Point-in-Time Counts are essential tools in the fight to end homelessness. Point-in-Time Counts across North America contribute data that helps us understand...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

With more than 235,000 Canadians experiencing it each year, homelessness is a complex and important social issue1 and ending it has become a nationwide priority. Indeed, many Canadian cities are making determined efforts to bring the challenge of homelessness in their communities to the forefront.

In March 2009, the Province released “A Plan for Alberta - Ending Homelessness in 10 Years,” which emphasizes a housing first model...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

On October 19, 2016, The City of Red Deer worked with community partners to conduct the third Point-in- Time Homeless Count. The City of Red Deer coordinates the Homeless Count as part of its work supporting EveryOne’s Home: Red Deer’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. Approximately 300 volunteers and 15 organizations participated in the local count. It was also the second provincially-coordinated Point-in-Time Count with Alberta’s 7...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

On October 19, 2016, Medicine Hat conducted its second Homeless Count. The Medicine Hat Community Housing Society coordinates the Homeless Count as part of our work supporting At Home in Medicine Hat – Our Plan to End Homelessness.

This count serves two important functions: it provides a current snapshot of our overall homeless population and enables us to examine how this population changes over time. Ultimately, this helps us...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Alberta's 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness are the lead organizations responsible for the implementation of local Plans to End Homelessness in Calgary, Edmonton, Wood Buffalo, Grand Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Red Deer. The 7 Cities coordinate local plans at a systems level and align funding resources for greater impact and progress toward ending homelessness.

On October 19, 2016, 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

2016 Count Summary

On October 19, 2016, the City of Grande Prairie conducted its fifth bi-annual Point in Time Count of homelessness (Count). Grande Prairie coordinates the Count as part of its work supporting Grande Prairie’s Five Year Plan to End Homelessness and participation in Alberta’s 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness Network. 2016 was Grande Prairie’s most comprehensive Count to date, and the first year offering survey...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Alberta's 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness (7 Cities) is made up of the lead organizations responsible for the implementation of local plans to end homelessness in Calgary, Edmonton, Wood Buffalo, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Red Deer. 7 Cities coordinates local plans at a systems level and aligns funding resources for greater impact and progress toward ending homelessness. The 7 Cities provides a forum for dialogue with...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The Calgary Homeless Foundation, in conjunction with over one hundred volunteers and countless community partners, successfully conducted its biennial Point-in-Time Count on October 19, 2016. 3,430 people were counted as experiencing homelessness. This represents approximately 1 in every 406 Calgarians. As promised in the preliminary report released in November, the present report includes data that was not included in the preliminary report...

ORGANIZATION: Alberta Rural Development Network
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This document has been developed by the Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) to provide a step-by-step guide to estimate homelessness in rural communities in Canada. This guide incorporates cost-conscious, efficient, and reliable practices specific to rural communities and their surrounding areas.

Homelessness is often hidden in rural communities and rarely looks like it does in urban centres. Consequently, rural communities are...

ORGANIZATION: District of Nipissing Social services Administration Board (DNSSAB)
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

North Bay PiT Count results presentation delivered on June 21, 2016 to the District of Nipissing Social services Administration Board (with speaking notes).

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