The 2018 Greater Victoria Point in Time Count (PiT) is a count of people in the Captial Region experiencing homelessness. A Point in Time count provides important data for service planning and delivery in our region – it lets us know how much and what kind of services are needed. The more complete the PiT Count is, the better we can plan, resource and serve.

PiT Details

  • The PiT takes place across the Capital Region on Thursday March 15th, 2018 from 11:00 am to 11:59 pm.
  • The PiT includes
    • people in emergency shelters and transitional housing,
    • people who are sheltering out-of-doors (in tents, doorways, or vehicles),
    • people in public facilities (e.g., hospitals or correctional facilities) with no fixed address.
  • A broad range of community agencies and partners are working together on the count, including:
    • local municipalities and the Capital Regional District,
    • Island Health,
    • homelessness service providers,
    • local police services,
    • other housing and social service agencies, and
    • people who have experienced homelessness.
  • The PiT is funded by the Government of Canada through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, and the same methodology is used across Canada.
  • The CRD has contracted the Community Social Planning Council (CSPC) to coordinate the count.

Volunteer

More than 200 volunteers will be needed to successfully complete the count.

Volunteer applications are being coordinated by Volunteer Victoria. Volunteers sign up for one or more 3-hour shift and attend a two-hour training session in advance of the event.

Volunteers must be 19 years of age or older to participate.

To volunteer please complete an online application. If you have any questions about volunteering please contact Betty Leitch at betty@volunteervictoria.bc.ca or call 250.386.2269.

In Crisis?:

If you require urgent emotional support, including having thoughts of suicide and other mental health issues, please call Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888.

Youth (under 25 years of age) may access youthspace.ca for online emotional support.

For other resources, including shelter availability, visit bc211.ca