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2018 Youth Homeless Count

 

The first-ever Youth Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver takes place throughout the region from April 4 to 12, 2018.

Anonymous surveys will be conducted over a nine-day period at youth centres, high schools, shelters and other youth-serving organizations to better understand the homeless youth population.

The Youth Homeless Count represents a comprehensive snapshot of youth who are homeless in the Metro Vancouver region and has three main goals:

  • To collect accurate data on the number of youth who are homeless in the region to assist government agencies and organizations in responding with appropriate policies and services.
  • To understand the causes and conditions that lead to youth homelessness in the region.
  • To raise awareness of the incidence and issues of youth homelessness and demonstrate the need for enhanced government support and solutions.

If you are currently without a home, you can connect with youth service providers in your community to get counted – call 778.945.2161 for more information.

 

Count Events

There are #YouthCount2018 events happening in many communities.


  • Burnaby

    Thursday, April 5, 2018
    Burnaby Youth Hub (4750 Imperial St., Burnaby, BC)
    4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
    Dinner and movie night, bus tickets, secure storage, and WIFI available.

  • Coquitlam

    Thursday, April 5, 2018
    Coquitlam Centre (2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC)
    10:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
    Participate in the count at ACCESS Youth and get an opportunity to win a $150 gift card to Coquitlam Centre.

    Friday, April 6, 2018
    Coquitlam Centre (2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC)
    10:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
    Participate in the count at ACCESS Youth and get an opportunity to win a $150 gift card to Coquitlam Centre.

  • Langley

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    Langley Youth Hub (6275 203 St., Langley, BC)
    3:00 P.M. – 7:00 pm
    Langley Youth Hub Pizza Night and regular drop-in programming.

  • Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows

    Thursday, April 5, 2018
    Greg Moore Youth Centre (11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, BC)
    6:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M
    Free pizza, entertainment and activities.

  • New Westminster

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018
    Aunt Leah's Place (816 20th St, New Westminster, BC)
    1:00 P.M. – 4:00 pm

  • North Shore

    Friday, April 6, 2018
    YWCA North Shore (980 W 1st St #106, North Vancouver, BC)
    11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
    One Stop Career Shop. There will be pizza!

    Date TBC
    North Shore Neighbourhood House (225 East 2nd St, North Vancouver, BC)

  • Richmond

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018
    Richmond Brighouse Library (7700 Minoru Gate Richmond, BC)
    1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
    Free food and fun times! Video games, green screen movie and photos, makeovers, and more.

  • Surrey

    Thursday April 5, 2018
    Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association: (10095 Whalley Blvd (enter through the back parking lot)
    5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
    Youth Cultural Night: food and cultural activities with transit passes for surveyed youth.

    Friday, April 6, 2018
    The Youth Space (1854 154 St, Surrey, BC)
    2:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
    Youth drop-in, food (fresh pizza at 4:45 P.M. )and transit passes provided.

    Monday April 9, 2018
    Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association: (10095 Whalley Blvd (enter through the back parking lot)
    5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
    Youth Cultural Night: food and cultural activities with transit passes for surveyed youth.

  • Vancouver

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018
    Covenant House (326 West Pender St, Vancouver, BC)
    2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
    Free pizza, entertainment, transit passes and more.

    Thursday, April 5, 2018
    Broadway Youth Resource Centre (2455 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC)
    Free pizza dinner and movie night. Bus tickets provided.

    Friday, April 6, 2018
    The Gathering Place (609 Helmcken St, Vancouver, BC)
    1:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
    Ice cream social with $10 gift cards, transit passes, and youth workers available.

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Broadway Youth Resource Centre (2455 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC)
    Free pizza dinner and movie night. Bus tickets provided.

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Covenant House (326 West Pender St, Vancouver, BC)
    2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
    Free pizza, entertainment, transit passes and more.

More information

Follow #YouthCount2018
Email: homeless@bcnpha.ca
Tel: 778.945.2161

 

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