Street Needs Assessment Results
The Street Needs Assessment survey was conducted by City staff, community partner agencies and volunteers on April 17th, 2013. Just under two thousand individuals experiencing homelessness provided responses. Respondents were surveyed outdoors, in shelter locations, health and treatment facilities and correctional facilities. The results of the 2013 Street Needs Assessment were summarized in a staff report and a statistical results report, approved by Council in October 2013.
The 2013 Street Needs Assessment was undertaken at Council’s request to better understand the evolving nature of homelessness in Toronto, and the most effective ways to target services in order to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness.
The Street Needs Assessment includes a point-in-time estimate of Toronto's homeless population as well as a survey administered to almost two thousand homeless respondents in indoor and outdoor sites.