On October 16, 2014 the Calgary Homeless Foundation worked with community partners to conduct the first ever provincial Point-in-Time Homeless Count. Over 80 volunteers and 38 organizations representing over 60 facilities participated in the local count. During the period 10 pm to 1 am, of the following day, 25 teams of 3 to 4 people canvased zones throughout the city to observe and count individuals and to survey those willing to participate.
Overall, the October 2014 Point-in-Time Count found 0.6% more people– effectively no change – than the January Point-in-Time Count. Comparing October 2014 to the May 2008 count, homelessness has decreased by 1.3%. In total, 3,555 people were found to be homeless on the night of the count.