The 2021 Thunder Bay Point in Time Count took place on October 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm and continued for 24 hours, ending October 3, 2021 at 6:00 pm.

The Point-in-Time (PiT) Counts are a community-level measure of sheltered and unsheltered homelessness. It also provides a national picture of homelessness.

The PiT Counts take place every couple of years on a single night between March 1 and April 30. The data from PiT Counts can help participating communities to identify service needs and inform planning to prevent and reduce homelessness.

Key Findings

221 individuals experiencing homelessness were surveyed during a 24-hour period from October 2nd to October 3rd, 2021.

63% are male and 34% are female (1% are non-binary, 2-Spirit or questioning, 7% identify as LGBTQIA2S and 2% did not respond)

When asked where they were staying that night:

  • 43% in emergency shelters
  • 17% couch surfing
  • 12% at a treatment centre
  • 10% outside/encampment
  • 8% in transitional housing
  • 5% were unsure
  • 4% in a hotel/motel
  • 1% in a vehicle

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