Navigator Street Outreach Program to release key findings of 2022 HRM Point-in-Time Count

May 27/22
Navigator Street Outreach Program to release key findings of 2022 HRM Point-in-Time Count

Media Advisory

Navigator Street Outreach Program to release key findings of 2022 HRM Point-in-Time Count

May 26, 2022 (Halifax, NS) – The Point-in-Time (PiT) Counts are community-level surveys conducted in communities across Canada to provide a snapshot of the state of homelessness on both local and national levels. The 2022 PiT Count for Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) was led by Eric Jonsson, Program Coordinator, Navigator Street Outreach Program and Downtown Halifax Business Commission. Data analyst, Charlene Gagnon, worked alongside Jonsson to create a report of the 2022 HRM PiT Count. Key findings are now ready to be shared with the public.

What   
Virtual presentation of the HRM PiT Count results, specifically the current number of unhoused people, their demographics, and key factors that affect homelessness. Open to the general public and media. Media will have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A after the presentation.

Who  
Panelists will include:

  • Eric Jonsson, Program Coordinator, Navigator Street Outreach Program and 2022 HRM PiT Count Coordinator
  • Charlene Gagnon, data analyst
  • Meghan Oliver, Housing Support Program Manager, Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre
  • Sheri Lecker, Executive Director, Adsum for Women and Children

Moderator: Paul MacKinnon, Chief Executive Officer, Downtown Halifax Business Commission

When 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 10 a.m.

Where 
Zoom Webinar. Registration link below.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rbxfEDFsRC-jSBUPCbfdZQ

 

For members of the media: Reporters will be upgraded to become panelists during the Q&A portion for the chance to ask a question and a follow-up on camera. With that in mind, the media is requested to sign up for the webinar using their professional e-mail, and to identify themselves upon entering the webinar with their name and organization. Follow-up media requests after the presentation can be made to the contact below.

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For more information:

Raf Peligro
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Downtown Halifax Business Commission
raf@downtownhalifax.ca
902-423-2179