The 2020 Winnipeg Street Census has been postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19.

The Winnipeg Street Census is our city’s Point-in-Time Count: a method used to gather data on homelessness, used in communities across Canada. Every few years, communities around the country participate in similar Point-in-Time Counts. Information is gathered during a single, 24-hour period in two main ways:

  1. A brief survey conducted face-to-face along walking routes and in designated locations by volunteers 
  2. Data provided by community organizations and government agencies

The Winnipeg Street Census survey questions reflect national standards and input from local residents: people who have experienced homelessness, researchers, outreach workers, service providers and public servants.

The Street Census takes a one-day snapshot of homelessness. This contributes to a national picture and advances local knowledge of homelessness. It helps to identify service needs so that policies and programs can be more effective at preventing and ending homelessness.

The first Winnipeg Street Census took place in 2015. The second occurred in 2018.

Partners in this project are:

Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre

Canadian Mental Health Association Winnipeg

City of Winnipeg

EAGLE Urban Transition Centre

End Homelessness Winnipeg

Inclusion Winnipeg

Ka Ni Kanichihk

Lived Experience Circle

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre

Macdonald Youth Services

Main Street Project

Mount Carmel Clinic

North End Community Renewal Corporation

Resource Assistance for Youth

Salvation Army

Siloam Mission

Social Planning Council of Winnipeg

Spence Neighbourhood Association

 St. Boniface Street Links

United Way of Winnipeg

University of Winnipeg Institute of Urban Studies

Wahbung Abinoonjiiag

West Central Women’s Resource Centre

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority


The Street Census is funded by the Government of Canada’s Reaching Home homelessness strategy, administered by End Homelessness Winnipeg. It relies on thousands of hours of in-kind and volunteer time provided by partners, supporters, and the public