Vast majority of homeless in Northern Canadian city are Indigenous: survey – RCI

24 August 2018

Results from a survey suggest that the vast majority of those who are homeless or “provisionally accommodated” in the city of Whitehorse, Yukon (northwest Canada) are Indigenous.

The “Point in Time,” or “PiT” count was done over a 24-hour period on April 17. It was organized by the Yukon Planning Group on Homelessness, along with the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition and the Council of Yukon First Nations.

It was the second PiT count in Whitehorse (the first was in 2016), and is part of a larger initiative to measure homelessness across Canada. Sixty communities across the country are taking part in PiT counts.

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