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Call for Volunteers: Point In Time Homeless Count April 18, 2018

In 2018, Saskatoon will be participating in the Point In Time (PIT) Homelessness Count. A PIT Count is designed to track the level of homelessness in a community. The goal of this count is to gain a clear picture of the trends in homelessness in Saskatoon. Communities from across Canada will be conducting these counts in the months of March and April this year. In conjunction with other counts happening across Canada, the Saskatoon PIT Count will connect with individuals, families and youth who are homeless on the street, in shelters, or staying inappropriate accommodations and those who are at-risk of imminent homelessness.

The date of the Saskatoon PIT Count is WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18. All of the events, surveying and volunteer shifts will occur between 10:00am and 8:00pm.

If you are interested in volunteering at the event please register at the EVENTBRITE site

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saskatoon-point-in-time-homelessness-count-pit-count-tickets-43752992378

To volunteer for the PIT Count this year, you must be at least 18years or older. All volunteers are required to attend a mandatory 3hr training session.

These training sessions are set for the following dates – once you register on the Eventbrite site, the team will contact you for additional volunteer information, including which training you want to attend.

Training is on:

Tuesday, April 10 (10:00am – 1:00pm)

Wednesday, April 11 (1:00pm – 4:00pm)

Wednesday, April 11 (5:30pm – 8:30pm)

Thursday, April 12 (1:30pm – 4:30pm)

**if you are unable to attend these dates or if you have any issues with links– please contact the coordinator directly at PITcount@shipweb.ca


New Publication! Impacting Community Strength and Sustainability: Community-Campus Engagement and Poverty Reduction at Station 20 West Community Enterprise Centre

As part of the SSHRC-funded Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) research project, this study reports findings on how community and campus stakeholders work together to positively impact their communities. Read about how and why the project happened, how the research was conducted, and what key learnings emerged about healthy, democratic community-campus relationships and what they mean for poverty reduction efforts at Station 20 West Community Enterprise Centre.

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