Grande Prairie Everyone Counts: Point in Time Count 2018

On April 11, 2018, Grande Prairie conducted its sixth bi-annual Point in Time Count of homelessness (Count) since 2006. During the Count, 228 people were counted as experiencing homelessness.

A Point in Time Count is a community effort yielding rich information about people who are experiencing homelessness in a specific place on a specific date. Volunteer surveyors raise awareness by talking with everyone that they meet on the streets, in shelters and in other Count locations about housing and homelessness.

The City of Grande Prairie coordinates a bi-annual Count as part of its work toward ending homelessness. For 2018, Grande Prairie also contributed local Count data to “Everyone Counts”, a national Count funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy. 2018 was a landmark year for Grande Prairie’s Count in many ways, building on the methods refinements of 2016 and resulting in many connections with people experiencing homelessness.

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Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada