As part of Denis Coderre’s action plan to fight homelessness, the city wants to know the real number of people who are living on the streets and Montrealers are being asked to participate.
This first Homelessness Survey will take place on the evening of Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Following an approach used in big cities around the world and adapted to our local realities, 600 volunteers are needed to successfully complete this activity, which will lead to a better understanding of the scale and the nature of homelessness in our city.
Homelessness appears to be on the rise and related problems are becoming increasingly complex. Numerous organisations in Montreal, and all levels of government, are involved in providing assistance to the homeless population. The city, in its Plan d’action montréalais en itinérance, aims to provide Montreal with tools that will help it to assist its most vulnerable citizens in exiting homelessness.
Learn more about the city’s first Homelessness Survey conducted by the Douglas Mental Health University Institute Research Centre, in collaboration with the YMCAs of Quebec thanks to Daybreak’s Shari Okeke.
Register online to be one of 600 volunteers who will help cover a specific area or homeless shelter in a Montreal neighbourhood on the evening of Tuesday, March 24, 2015.