Each year, the Coalition and the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research, conduct a one night only Facility Count (a point-in-time count). Point-in-time counts, such as this one, are considered under-estimates of people in need for permanent, affordable housing. They are a measure of those who are emergency sheltered and provisionally accommodated. They do not include individuals who are sleeping outdoors, couch surfing or living in overcrowded or inadequate accommodations.
We encourage you to share this infographic and take the pledge to Turn Your Heat Off on December 7 – put yourself in the shoes of those without heat or home.
For more information: Report on Housing and Support 2011/12