Guide to Estimating Homelessness in Rural Areas
The ARDN released our step-by-step guide to estimating homelessness in rural areas. Available to rural communities across Canada free of charge and in both official languages, this guide incorporates cost-efficient and reliable best practices that cater specifically to the unique needs of rural communities and the surrounding areas. We hope to aid rural communities in bringing awareness to the issue of rural homelessness and developing evidence-based practical strategies to reduce or end homelessness.
Step-by-Step Guide to Estimate Rural Homelessness
This step-by-step guide to estimate homelessness in rural communities was developed by the Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) through an Innovation microgrant from Employment and Social Development Canada. This guide incorporates cost-conscious, cost-efficient and reliable practices that cater specifically to the aspects of rural communities and the surrounding areas. The guide utilizes a new method for creating unique, anonymous identifiers for clients, and conforms to all necessary privacy and ethics regulations for Canada. With this step-by-step guide, we hope to aid rural communities in developing strategies to solve rural homelessness and to bring more awareness to homelessness in those rural communities. The ARDN is interested in wide-spreading this guide across Canada. Therefore, if you know anyone who may find a use of this guide, please feel free to share it with those who may find this guide useful. As well, don’t hesitate to contact us to gain a better understanding of how this guide may be beneficial for your community’s homelessness endeavours.