Point-in-Time Counts

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Point-in-Time Counts

Point-in-Time (PiT) Counts are coordinated community efforts to enumerate (or count) the homeless population in a given community at a given time. PiT Counts provide important evidence informing resources needed, as well as painting a picture of change over time.

For guidance in implementing a count, consult the Point-in-Time Count Toolkit on the Homeless Hub. The Toolkit provides more details on key considerations to help plan and implement a count. As more resources are developed and shared by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and participating communities, we will update the Point-in-Time Count Resource Directory. It also includes links to templates and tools that can be found on the Learning Hub resources below.

This collection of resources provides basic information on how to coordinate a PiT Count.

There are four resources:

  1. Point-in-Time Count Planning 
  2. Point-in-Time Count Preparation 
  3. Point-in-Time Count Implementation 
  4. Point-in-Time Count – Post Count


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