The 2021 Interim Street Census Community Report offers a limited, time-specific glimpse of homelessness in Winnipeg.
The goal of the report is to help us better understand homelessness in our city so that we can develop strategic responses to prevent and end it .
Over a 24-hour period on April 21-22, 2021, project partners collected a limited set of information from emergency shelters, transitional housing, 24/7 safe spaces, resource centres, encampments, and unsheltered locations. This count was held during the COVID-19 pandemic, while Winnipeg was at Provincial Pandemic Response Level Red: Critical. Given public health restrictions, the count was held with limited data collection methods. As a result, the findings cannot be directly compared to those of full Street Census Point in Time Count reports from 2015 or 2018. Nonetheless, the 2021 Interim Street Census Community Report offers a 24-hour snapshot of numbers, demographics and overnight resting locations of people experiencing homelessness in the city, to help inform shared understanding and strategic responses. A full Street Census is tentatively planned for 2022.