Yellowknife Conducts Second Homeless Count

The city of Yellowknife will be conducting its second Point in Time Homeless Count (PiT).

Homeless living in shelters, short term housing units or on the streets will be surveyed by trained volunteers and staff in Yellowknife.

The surveys will be conducted at the SideDoor Resource Centre, Safe Harbour Day Centre and at the YWCA.

The Point in Time count will allow the city to measure how many homeless people live in Yellowknife and create measures to combat it says Grant White, Director of Community Services for the City of Yellowknife.

The sheltering agencies and the various agencies other agencies that touch on homelessness. It will help identify the number of people that are homeless and the various demographics. It will help them gear their programs accordingly.

The Point in Time is partly federally funded by the Homelessness Partnering Strategy to combat homelessness across the nation.

The surveys will be conducted on April 22nd and April 23rd.

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Kristen Berkeley
Kristen is a multimedia journalist, reporter and producer at CKLB. Originally from Toronto, Kristen was interested in Indigenous issues and decided to relocate to Yellowknife to join CKLB. Kristen received her education from York University with degrees in Political Science and Communication. She is also a graduate from the Seneca-at-York Broadcast Journalism program. If you want to get in contact with Kristen, send her an email at Kristen.berkeley@cklbradio.com

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