2023 Point-in-Time Homeless Counts 

In 2023, the Province of British Columbia funded Point-in-Time Homeless Counts in 20 communities.

  • BC Housing, the Ministry of Housing, and the Homelessness Services Association of BC collaborated on the Point-in-Time Homeless Counts (PiT Counts).
  • Homeless counts give important baseline information on the estimated number, key demographic and service provision needs of people experiencing homelessness. A PiT Count provides a snapshot of people who are experiencing homelessness in a 24-hour period.
  • The 2023 PiT Count survey included questions about racial identity and acquired brain injuries (introduced in 2020/21).
  • The PiT Count aligns with the Province’s long-term multi-ministry Preventing and Reducing Homelessness Integrated Data Project. More information about this can be found on the Preventing and Reducing Homelessness Integrated Data Project website: Preventing and reducing homelessness: An integrated data project - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)
  • PiT Counts help the Province and communities understand who is experiencing homelessness and why, and the results inform the development of supports and services that will best help people in need in different communities.

PDF: 2023 Report on Homeless Counts in B.C.

Homeless Counts funded by the Provincial Government:

Campbell River
Comox Valley
Dawson Creek
Fort St. John
Port Alberni
Powell River
Prince Rupert
Salmon Arm
Williams Lake

Homeless Counts funded by the Federal Government:

Cowichan Valley Point-in-Time Homelessness Count, Report on the Findings
Nanaimo Point-in-Time Count Community Report
Kamloops Point-in-Time Count Full Report
Greater Vancouver Point-in-Time Homeless Count Report Indigenous Count Infographic
Greater Victoria Point-in-Time Homeless Count and Housing Needs Survey | Technical Appendix

Homeless Counts funded independently:

Fraser Valley Point in Time Homeless Count and Survey Regional Report
Salt Spring Island Infographic