Housing

Point in Time Connection

Everyone Counts 2020 is the third nationally Coordinated Point-in-Time Count of homelessness in Canada, supported by Employment and Social Development Canada. A Point-in-Time Count is intended to identify how many people in a community experience homelessness at any given time – it is not an exhaustive count.

Through the accompanying survey, the initiative provides information on the demographics and service needs of the local population experiencing homelessness. Locally, the initiative is referred to as the Point in Time Connection.

The next Point in Time Connection will take place April 19 to 23, 2020

In partnership with Hamilton’s Indigenous Community, the City of Hamilton will join more than 60 communities across Canada conducting surveys to better understand the needs of people experiencing homelessness.

Volunteer registration is now open. Training will be provided to volunteers in order to survey individuals experiencing homelessness throughout the City of Hamilton, which includes those staying in shelters, temporary housing, transitional housing and those in unsheltered locations. Each survey team will include volunteers from the Indigenous community, with the goal of providing Indigenous respondents the option to complete surveys with Indigenous volunteers.

The deadline to register as a volunteer is Friday, March 6.
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During the initiative, 235 volunteers and professional social service staff canvassed Hamilton’s urban, suburban and rural areas, emergency shelters, drop-in programs and community agencies. Together we surveyed 338 individuals and completed 48 family surveys. This initiative continues to support the efforts of the 20,000 Homes Campaign.

Infographic for the 2018 Point in Time Connect survey results

The Point in Time Connection continues to support a national campaign led by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness to house 20,000 of Canada’s most vulnerable people experiencing homelessness by July 1, 2020. Hamilton was one of the first cities in Canada to pilot 20,000 Homes.

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2016 Survey Results

263 volunteers and professional social service staff canvassed Hamilton’s urban, suburban and rural areas, emergency shelters, hospitals and community agencies. Together we surveyed 504 individuals experiencing homelessness. Hamilton’s count continues to support the efforts of the 20,000 Homes Campaign.

Hamilton's Point in Time Count Survey Results Infographic

Contact us

Homelessness Policy & Programs
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4666
Email: [email protected]


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