Calgary Administrative Count Findings 2021

Every two years, communities across Canada participate in Point-in-Time Counts that enumerate the number of people experiencing homelessness on a single night. The Point-in- Time Count provides a community-wide measure of homelessness to support systems and service planning and to inform efforts to prevent and reduce homelessness. In previous years, the 7 Cities of Alberta have coordinated their efforts to create a province-wide picture of homelessness through the alignment of methodology, analysis and reporting.

While the 7 Cities had planned to move forward with participation in the nationally coordinated Everyone Counts effort, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local health authorities in several jurisdictions across the province recommended postponing in-person surveying. As a result, the 7 Cities opted to postpone a full count in favour of an Administrative Count only.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada