Niagara Counts is part of a national strategy to help determine the extent of homelessness.
About 30 communities across Canada, including Niagara, will be conducting Point-in-Time Counts providing a snapshot of homelessness at a given point in time.
This involves counting and surveying those in our community who experience absolute homelessness (those living outside or in emergency shelters). The Count will help us better understand who is homeless and what their needs are.
Volunteer registration for the point-in-time count is closed.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered.
Niagara Counts will rely on community agencies and trained volunteers to conduct the Count. It will be conducted in various places where individuals who are homeless may be, including:
* Contingency Date: April 12, 2016
In the event the Count is postponed due to unforeseen circumstances, the Count will take place April 12. Volunteers will be notified as soon as possible if the date of the Count needs to be changed..
A successful count will allow our community to: