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Reportedly for the first time City of Toronto's SNA would become a part of the federal and provincial governments' national coordinated point-in-time counts.
Toronto's SNA results would reportedly be included in 2018 National and provincial snapshots of homelessness funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy.
In addition to being a needs assessment survey, the SNA is a point-in-time census of those using all shelters in the city (including provincially-administered Violence Against Women shelters), and those with no fixed address in health care and correctional facilities.
The success of Toronto's homeless count and survey depends on citizen volunteers completing the surveys with people who are homeless, both those sleeping outdoors and staying in shelters and overnight drop-ins.
"Opportunity for all is a key value to Torontonians and volunteering on April 26 gives ordinary citizens who care about homelessness in our city something concrete and useful to do. This can make a difference," Councillor James Pasternak (Ward 10 York Centre), Chair of the City's Community Development and Recreation Committee was reported to state.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)