The City of Red Deer is looking for volunteers to survey people experiencing homelessness.
The effort helps to gather information as part of the 2020 point in time count and survey.
The exercise serves as a snapshot, and is one of the tools, along with data from programs and facilities, used to analyze trends to help shape programs and services.
The survey will identify age, family status, immigration status, Indigenous ancestry, income, time spent homeless and where people are staying – such as a shelter or outside.
The count takes place from 9 p.m. to midnight on April 7.
Volunteers are paired up and provided with training. Specialized teams from housing and support agencies will visit other areas, such as camps, on the morning of April 8.
Volunteers must be 18 years or older and sign up by April 3 through www.reddeer.ca/PITCount or via phone at 403-342-8100.