The 2018 Greater Victoria Point-in-Time Count was a count of people in the Victoria CMA experiencing homelessness, in a single point in time. This data is important information for service planning and delivery in our region – it lets us know how much, and what kind of services are needed in our community.
Due to improved and extended outreach efforts, more voices were heard in the 2018 Point-in-Time Count. In collecting the data, this Point-in-Time Count placed and emphasis on hearing the voices of Indigenous people, youth, and seniors experiencing homelessness. The geographic scope of the count also expanded to include Sooke.
The Capital Regional District contracted the Community Social Planning Council (CSPC) to coordinate the count. The Point-in-Time Count was funded by the Government of Canada, through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy.
2018 Point-in-Time Count Details:
The Point-in-Time Count took place on Thursday March 15th, 2018 from 11:00 am to 11:59 pm Included:
- 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 worked 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
- people who have experienced homelessness
Learn more about the 2018 Greater Victoria Point-in-Time Count in the Everyone Counts: 2018 Greater Victoria Point-in-Time Count Report and Point-in-Time Count 2018 FAQs
The 2016 Greater Victoria Point in Time Count was the first Point in Time Count conducted in the region. Here is a technical and summary report of research findings:
2016 Greater Victoria Point in Time Count – Technical Report
2016 Greater Victoria Point in Time Count – Summary Report