The 2020 Greater Victoria Point-in-Time Homeless Count took place on the night of March 11th and throughout the day on March 12th
Thank you to our dedicated Volunteers!
Approximately 175 individuals volunteered for the 2020 Homeless Count in Greater Victoria.
Volunteers of all ages from our community generously donated their time and energy to survey individuals experiencing homelessness in both indoor and outdoor locations, and our volunteers at Headquarters ensured the operations of the day ran smoothly. The Community Social Planning Council would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to each and every volunteer and sponsor for making the count possible.
What is a Point-in-Time Count?
A Point-in-Time (PiT) Count is a strategy to help determine the extent of homelessness in the community on a given night while also providing important insight into the nature and extent of homelessness and the characteristics of those experiencing homelessness. A PiT Count is also an important part of a community’s response to homelessness through increasing a community’s ability to take action by:
● Identifying the characteristics of the local population.
● Increasing capacity to undertake a local needs assessment.
● Enhancing system planning and program development.
● Increasing public awareness about homelessness.
● Providing important information for local, regional, provincial and national homelessness services.
How will the count findings be used?
The findings of the survey, in particular, will add voice to the needs of people with lived experience of homelessness in the planning and implementation of a variety of significant programs and policies in the region.
Has this ever been done before?
The first PiT Count and survey was completed in 2016 in Greater Victoria. This was replicated in 2018 and again in 2020 in over 60 communities across the country using a common methodology.
● 2020 Greater Victoria-Point-in-Time Count | Final report coming soon (July 2020)
● 2018 Grater Victoria Point-in-Time Count | Key Highlights Summary (PDF)
● 2018 Greater Victoria Point-in-Time Count | Final Report (PDF)
● 2016 Greater Victoria Point-in-Time Count | Final report (PDF)
The final report will be available to the public by July 2020 on our website.
Thank you to our Community Partners
The Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness
The Coalition to End Homelessness
For more information please contact:
Chelsea Fiorentino, Point in Time Count Coordinator
We acknowledge that this work took place on the unceded territory of the Lekwungen people, represented today by 10 First Nations across the region.