The lack of data on homelessness in rural areas—and the resulting difficulty many communities face in getting funding to address the issue—spurred us to create a step-by-step guide of best practices for estimating homelessness in rural areas. The guide is available free of charge in both official languages to any rural community across Canada that wants a cost-effective and reliable way to determine the extent of homelessness in their town or county, allowing them to develop evidence-based strategies to reduce or prevent it.
This is the first guide of its kind that we’re aware of. The counts being conducted using this guide have been featured in a number of news outlets. Please visit our news' page for more details.