Whitehorse Point in Time Count 2021

Whitehorse received funding from the Government of Canada to conduct a Point-in-Time count (PiT count) – a ‘snapshot’ look at homelessness. Typically, over 60 communities partake in the nationally coordinated initiative; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the count looked different across the country in order to adhere to local COVID-19 restrictions and recommendations. Some communities had to delay their count or cancel altogether. In Whitehorse the count was conducted a year later than planned. Fortunately, we were able to conduct the count similarly to previous years due to our low COVID-19 case counts in the territory and no lockdown measures. The 2021 Whitehorse PiT Count was conducted over a 24-hour period, starting at 4:30 p.m. on April 13th and ending at 4:30 p.m. on April 14th. This was the 3rd PiT count conducted in Whitehorse.

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Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada