The next step in Regina’s plan to end Homelessness involves a point in time count.
The count is funded through the federal government’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy, is intended to get an accurate count of those who are homeless here in Regina and across Canada.
- Plan To End Homelessness in Regina officially launched on Friday
- Wednesday summit gathers residents to begin working towards ending homelessness in Regina
Regina’s Point In Time Count Director Addison Docherty says a plan to end homelessness needs to have a locally backed movement, something which is evident in the Saskatchewan capital.
“The plan to end homelessness is very much community driven,” noted Docherty.
The count is one of 61 different ones held across Canada, is third step in the plan and follows previous steps, including a summit held in March and the launch of the plan in February.
Docherty noted the point in time count fits perfectly into the mission the Plan to End Homelessness is aiming for.
“Lucky that they’re kind of happening at the same time because this will be a leveraging piece of the puzzle, in terms of what the homeless situation looks like,” he said.
“If you’re going to make a plan to end homelessness, you want to have a relative scope of what the issue is.”
The session goes at the downtown YMCA location on Wednesday, April 18th at 8 pm.