2020 Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver

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THE 2020 HOMELESS COUNT IN METRO VANCOUVER WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE NIGHT OF MARCH 3RD AND THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON MARCH 4TH

Governments, funders and community agencies rely on data from homeless counts to help make informed policy and program decisions. As in previous years, the goals of the 2020 Homeless Count are to obtain a reliable estimate on the number of people experiencing homelessness, to obtain a demographic profile of those individuals through the count survey, and to identify long-term data trends of homelessness in the region.

The 2020 Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver is an initiative of the Reaching Home Interim Community Entity, Vancity Community Foundation and Community Advisory Board (CAB). The Homeless Count is delivered in partnership with the Indigenous Reaching Home Community Entity, the Indigenous Homelessness Steering Committee, the Council of Community Homelessness Tables, and is conducted by BC Non-Profit Housing Association.

More than 1,400 individuals across the region have signed up to participate in the 2020 Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver. We would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to apply and attend a volunteer training session over the last few weeks. The Homeless Count would not be possible without your contribution! If you have not yet heard from a member of the count team regarding the status of your volunteer application, please contact Erika Sagert at erika@bcnpha.ca or 778.945.2167.

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