2018 Census

The Final Report for the Winnipeg Street Census 2018 is now available.

On the night of April 17-18, 2018, over 300 volunteers and staff of agencies working with people experiencing homelessness interviewed people about where they stayed and heard their stories.

This second Winnipeg Street Census gave us our best snapshot yet of the population experiencing homelessness, providing governments, researchers, and agencies critical information on how to better meet their needs.

Winnipeg Street Census 2018 in the Media 

Formerly homeless pitch-in with street Census, Winnipeg Sun

2nd Winnipeg Street Census to provide snapshot of homelessness in city, Global News

Second Street Census in Winnipeg, CityNews

Giving homeless a voice, Winnipeg Free Press

Tracking trends in homelessness, CTV News

Street census to provide snapshot of homelessness in Winnipeg, CBC News

Thank you, volunteers!

The 2018 Winnipeg Street Census would not have been possible without the participation of all of our partners and more than 300 volunteers who surveyed, assisted at base sites, and entered data. The volunteers spoke with hundreds of Winnipeggers on April 18. Thank you to everyone who shared your story with us.


A Street Census is a survey conducted over a 24-hour period to gather information about the extent and nature of homelessness in Winnipeg. Although some cities call these projects “Point in Time Counts” of homelessness, we have chosen the term Street Census because the project will involve more than simply counting people.

The survey provides a ‘snapshot’ of our overall homeless population and provides data on trends in this population over time.