The 2018 Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Homeless Count (Count) is a 24-hour snapshot of Aboriginal Peoples who were homeless in the Metro Vancouver region on March 14, 2018. It also included people staying overnight in homeless shelters and those using
homelessness services on the day of the Count. The purpose of the Aboriginal Homeless Count is to estimate the number of Aboriginal people who are homeless in the Metro Vancouver region, obtain a demographic profile of this population, and identify trends compared to previous counts. This current information will be used in the Aboriginal Homelessness Steering Committee (AHSC) Community Plan update.
Since 2002, homeless counts have been conducted across Metro Vancouver every three years. This is the first year the Federal government ran a dedicated Aboriginal count without appending it to a larger count. This dedicated Count required a rethinking of the
overall methodology. This is discussed in detail later in the report.