Point-in-Time Count of Homeless Individuals and Families

2015 SASKATOON POINT-IN-TIME COUNT OF HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES

MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015

Call for Volunteers

BE PART OF A COMMUNITY EFFORT. Funded by Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) and the Community Advisory Board (CAB-SH) on Saskatoon Homelessness for the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS), the Community-University Institute for Social Research (CUISR) at the University of Saskatchewan will be coordinating a Point-in-Time count on June 22, 2015, to track the level of homelessness in Saskatoon. The goal of the count is to gain a clear picture of the trends in homelessness in Saskatoon, compared to the previous count in 2012, as the community creates an appropriate response. Individuals and families who are homeless on the street, in shelters, in inappropriate accommodations and those who are at-risk of imminent homelessness will be counted on a single day: Monday, June 22, 2015.

120 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Approximately 120 volunteers are needed to conduct the count. Volunteers will work in teams to collect survey information at shelters, transition houses, and in other designated indoor and outdoor areas. The safety and dignity of both volunteers and survey participants is paramount so a three-hour training session is required for volunteer surveyors. Each team will be led by a volunteer with professional experience working with vulnerable populations.

For more information about the point-in-time count, please contact:
Joanne Hritzuk
Community-University Institute for Social Research
(306) 966-2121
joanne.hritzuk@usask.ca

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION. Deadline for registration is Monday, June 15, 2015. To register, please email joanne.hritzuk@usask.ca

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