The second count of Montreal’s homeless population will take place in spring 2018. I count MTL 2018 will continue the work of the first count in 2015, which mobilized more than 150 organizations and 700 volunteers.
Once again we are calling on Montrealers to help with the work. Join as a volunteer and make a dent on homelessness by helping to collect the most recent socio-demographic data. The information will add to our knowledge and understanding of homelessness.
We are looking for over 1200 volunteers to walk the streets of Montreal on the evening of April 24 and visit community resources during the day on April 25 and 26 2018.
Which role suits you best?
- Team leaders
Coach and coordinate 3 to 6 people in a defined outdoor sector, shelter, the metro system or day centre
- Field workers
Work in teams to meet people on Count Night or in the resource centres during the two days afterward; get the questionnaires answered and do the count
- Logistics support personnel at headquarters
Work for the Volunteer Coordinator during the weeks and days leading up to the count (making phone calls, preparing materials, making deliveries, etc.)
Support and guide the field workers and team leaders on Count Night, April 24
About I count MTL 2018
Some 60 Canadian communities have been asked to organize point-in-time counts in 2018 under the “Everyone Counts 2018” banner. In Quebec, 11 communities including Montreal will do counts.
The City of Montreal and the CIUSSS-du-Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal have mandated the Douglas Hospital Research Centre, which is affiliated with the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal and McGill University, to conduct I count MTL 2018 in close collaboration with the Movement to End Homelessness in Montreal (MMFIM).
CONTACT I COUNT MTL NOW TO GET INVOLVED!
Register here to follow I count MTL 2018 and volunteer: http://icountmtl2018.ca/
For more information, contact:
Julie Félix, Volunteer Coordinator