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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: 2015

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).

ORGANIZATION: City of Thunder Bay
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

This resource summarizes the findings of Thunder Bay's 2016 Point in Time (PiT) count. 

ORGANIZATION: The Regional Municipality of York and United Way Toronto & York Region
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Safe, affordable, housing is a foundation for people’s well-being. A home gives people the stability and emotional security to live, work and raise their families. This, in turn, builds strong and inclusive neighbourhoods and long-term social and economic growth for the region. Despite an important focus on housing affordability and progress in York Region on homelessness initiatives in recent years, demographic growth, economic trends and a...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

On March 22nd, 2016, 46 volunteers and over 10 community partners came together to conduct the very first Point-in-Time (PiT) Count in Peterborough. By being a designated community of the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS), Peterborough received funding to conduct, and take part, in the first nationally coordinated PiT Count.

A PiT Count is a strategy to help determine the extent and nature of homelessness in...

ORGANIZATION: Affordable Housing Association of Nova Scotia
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

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 administrators in monitoring progress. 

On May 12th 2015, over 60 volunteers took to Halifax’s...
ORGANIZATION: Central Okanagan Foundation
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

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 in Canada. It aims to enumerate individuals in a community who are, at a given time,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

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 research team contacted shelters, transitional housing providers, hospitals, provincial...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

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 years, though it does not represent the highest street count (both 2005 and 2008 were...

ORGANIZATION: Social Planning Council of Winnipeg
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

The Winnipeg Street Census was conducted in Winnipeg on October 25/26th. Almost 300 volunteers met with a huge variety of people living in emergency shelters, temporarily with friends and relatives, under bridges and at other temporary spaces.

The Winnipeg Street Census contains many numbers and statistics that researchers and policy makers in Winnipeg have requested for years. It is important to remember that behind each number are...

ORGANIZATION: Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy, Laurentian University
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

The purpose of this study was to gather up-to-date information about various subgroups within the homeless population in Sudbury. The City of Greater Sudbury (CGS) required a point-in-time count (PIT) of homeless persons — including a count of chronically and episodically homeless people — in order to obtain information about their socio-demographic/linguistic characteristics as well as to identify the number of veterans/people with military...

ORGANIZATION: California Homeless Youth Project
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

We Count, California! is a collaboration between the California Homeless Youth Project of the California State Library and the Innovations for Youth (I4Y) Group at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Funded by The California Wellness Foundation, the aim of We Count, California! was to support communities in improving youth inclusion in 2015 Point-in-Time homeless counts across California. The Point-in- Time count of unsheltered persons...

ORGANIZATION: YMCA of Regina
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

This document gives full details on the first-ever Point-in-Time Count of homelessness in Regina held on May 13, 2015.

This effort is part of a broader collaboration with the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness to develop a harmonized approach to homeless counts nationally. Regina is among the first jurisdictions to implement measures towards a more standardized methodology, leading the way in Canada. This count serves two important...

ORGANIZATION: Thompson Community Advisory Board on Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

Homelessness is a social issue that is complex and not unique to Thompson, Manitoba. For some, homelessness is simply caused by a shortage of affordable housing. While this is one component of the causes of homelessness, the north also has a long colonial history that has impacted Aboriginal peoples and communities. The legacy of residential schools, the 60’s scoop of Aboriginal children being placed into care as well as relocation due to...

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