The Winnipeg Street Census is a large-scale, community-based research project that gathers information about the extent and nature of homelessness in Winnipeg at a point in time. The information collected will be used to improve decision making for funders, governments, and community organizations, as well as tracking progress on ending homelessness over time. The first Winnipeg Street Census took place in 2015. The second will occur on April 18, 2018.
The information is gathered in two main ways:
- a brief face-to-face survey conducted by volunteers
- data provided by organizations and government agencies.
The Street Census follows an approach used by cities around the world. The method has been adapted to Winnipeg’s local context based on input from local researchers, service providers, outreach teams, police and safety patrols, and people with experience of homelessness.
The 2015 Winnipeg Street Census report final report and summary report are available here: