In 2018, Saskatoon will be participating in the Point In Time (PIT) Homelessness Count. A PIT Count is designed to track the level of homelessness in a community. The goal of this count is to gain a clear picture of the trends in homelessness in Saskatoon. Communities from across Canada will be conducting these counts in the months of March and April this year. In conjunction with other counts happening across Canada, the Saskatoon PIT Count will connect with individuals, families and youth who are homeless on the street, in shelters, or staying in inappropriate accommodations and those who are at-risk of imminent homelessness. (posters attached)
The date of the Saskatoon PIT Count is WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18. All of the events, surveying and volunteer shifts will occur between 10:00am and 8:00pm.
To volunteer for the PIT Count this year, you must be at least 18 years or older and all volunteers are required to attend a mandatory 3hr training session.
These training sessions are set for the following dates – once you register on the Eventbrite site, the team will contact you for additional volunteer information, including which training you want to attend.
Training is on:
Tuesday, April 10 (10:00am – 1:00pm): Frances Morrison Library – community room (downstairs)
Wednesday, April 11 (1:00pm – 4:00pm): Frances Morrison Library – community room (downstairs)
Wednesday, April 11 (5:30pm – 8:30pm): Saskatoon Police Service BLDG – community room
Thursday, April 12 (1:30pm – 4:30pm) Frances Morrison Library – community room (downstairs)
For more information, contact PITcount@shipweb.ca