The full report on the 2020 Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver provides new details on homelessness prior to the pandemic. Data shows number of people experiencing homelessness changed little from 2017; however, the changes brought on by COVID-19 mean the final report may not adequately reflect regional homelessness. Indigenous people and racialized groups continue to be over-represented among those experiencing homelessness. The Full Report is available for download here.
This discussion paper has been prepared as part of an ongoing project on Investment and Reconciliation with the support of the Edmonton Community Foundation, Inspirit Foundation, the McConnell Family Foundation, and Vancity Community Foundation.