Dr. Michael Markwick
School of Communication
The Metro Vancouver Homeless Count will be held across the region from March 11-12. We are hoping to reach everyone on the North Shore who is in need of a home. This includes people temporarily staying at a friend’s place, in their car or at a shelter.
The survey is anonymous and voluntary, and the information we gather is critical to making sure your needs are known.
Please Count Yourself In!
Information on the Homeless Count:
The Counts are a 24-hour point-in-time snapshot and therefore the numbers are understood to be the minimum number of people who were homeless in the Metro Vancouver region during that period.
The homeless count is an important tool to better understand Metro Vancouver’s homeless population and is the best approach to determine if the homeless population is increasing or decreasing, as well as better understand trends within the population. Policy makers and community agencies have relied on the Count to inform program and service planning.
The Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness (RSCH) is grateful to all homeless-serving agencies throughout the region and the Community Homelessness Tables, who lend their expertise and knowledge of working with people on a daily basis to the Homeless Counts. The homeless count would not be possible without the assistance of hundreds of volunteers across the region.
For further details on past counts, please visit the RSCH website.