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

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)

MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015

Thanks to a huge community effort, the support of Friendship Inn, and the oversight of an Advisory Group of key organizations and agencies, the 2015 Point-in-Time Count conducted on June 22 promises to give us the fullest picture yet of the state of homelessness in Saskatoon. Eighty trained volunteers talked with people on the streets or in shelters, transitional housing, or other indoor sites about their perspectives on and experiences of homelessness.

This community effort will help us develop a local portrait of homelessness—chronic and episodic as well as “hidden “ homelessness—and disseminate results:

Increasing understanding of the scope and trends of homelessness

Identifying who are impacted and in what ways

Informing service delivery and strategic effectiveness in reducing homelessness

The research team at CUISR wants to thank all volunteers for their commitment and contributions.

We will be hosting a Community Forum in August to share the study findings (date and location TBA). The final report will be published in the fall.

Isobel M. Findlay, Bill Holden, Stephen Wormith, Cara Spence Gress, and Joanne Hritzuk