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One of the most important, and resource intensive, aspects of a PiT Count is volunteer training. To be successful, volunteers must gain a basic understanding about the experiences of homelessness and a thorough grasp on the count methodology,...
A great deal of planning and foresight is required to administer a count. Although no count will be perfect, you can mitigate most risks with safety plans, contingency plans and thorough volunteer training.  A Focus on Youth Implementing a Youth...
A Way Home is a national coalition dedicated to preventing, reducing and ending youth homelessness in Canada. Through a ‘collective impact’ framework we inspire and enable communities and all levels of government to organize, plan and implement...
What does a system planning and integration approach to youth homelessness entail? Efforts to end homelessness using system planning have been documented generally, but less has been done on youth-specific system planning. As per the definition, a...
Ilyana Keohane, Jesse Donaldson
Honoraria are tokens that acknowledge the time and contributions donated by research participants. Communities that conduct Point-in-Time Counts offer honoraria to participants, including money, gift cards, granola bars, backpacks, clothing,...
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This toolkit is designed to help communities plan and implement accurate Point-in-Time Counts in Canada. The content is aligned with the requirements of the 2018 Coordinated Count, as described in the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering...
Stephen Gaetz
In recent years, policy-makers and service providers have expressed concerns about whether and how Housing First can be applied to the population of young people who experience homelessness. In response, A Safe and Decent Place to Live was developed...