The Homeless Count is a point-in-time count of Edmonton’s homeless population. The count serves two important functions. It provides a current snapshot of our overall homeless population and enables us to examine how this population changes over time. The results of the count are used by community agencies, researchers and government to estimate the size and demographic characteristics across time of our homeless population in order to inform our ongoing efforts to reduce homelessness.

In an effort to move towards national goals of aligning survey questions and count times for comparisons across the country, the seven major urban cities in Alberta will for the first time be holding their Homeless Counts within a one week period. In 2001, seven housing and homeless Community Based Organizations in Alberta created a forum to address common issues around implementing community plans and collective strategies to end homelessness in Alberta. Learn More →