Ask Me Anything! Point-in-Time Counts with Patrick Hunter and Adam Anderson from HPS and Jesse Donaldson from the COH
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Are you conducting a PiT Count? Do you have questions? Join us, and a group of PiT Count experts, for our third Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Pit Counts.
With Everyone Counts: The 2018 Coordinated Point-in-Time (PiT) Count fast approaching, join COH and the HPS for an AMA on PiT Counts!
The experts can cover topics such as:
• The HPS Core Standards
• Survey design and development of local questions
• Calculating your enumeration
• Requesting data from shelters, health facilities and correction facilities
• Hidden homelessness
• Volunteer training and recruitment
• Data input and analysis
• The HIFIS PiT Count Module
• Reporting back to the community
You are encouraged to post your questions in advance of the AMA. Alternatively, you can join the discussion, live from 1-2PM (ET) on February 1st, 2018. All questions are welcome!
Is your question time sensitive? Don’t wait! You can post urgent questions on the Workspace or contact HPS or the COH directly. For more information and to learn about As Me Anything sessions, check out our previous Pit Count AMA.
More about us:
Adam Anderson works as a Policy Analyst for the Homelessness Knowledge Development team at HPS. Since starting in February 2015, Adam has had the privilege of participating in PiT Counts in Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Thunder Bay. He has been involved in all aspects of the HPS PiT Count project, from the PiT Count approach to data management. Prior to HPS, Adam worked at the Office for Disability Issues. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University.
Henry Dagher is the manager of the HIFIS Development Team at the Homelessness Partnering Strategy. The team produces both HIFIS 3 and the new web-based HIFIS 4. He has been with HIFIS since 2005.
Patrick Hunter has been a Policy Analyst with the HPS on the Knowledge Development team since January 2011. He is the lead analyst on the development of the HPS Point-in-Time Count approach and is the author of the HPS Guide to Point-in-Time Counts in Canada as well as the report, Highlights – 2016 Coordinated Point-in-Time Count of Homelessness in Canadian Communities. Before joining the HPS, Patrick completed his PhD in Psychology at the University of Toronto.
Jesse Donaldson As the National PiT Count Coordinator at the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, Jesse is available to assist communities that are participating in the 2016 Coordinated Count. Jesse can answer PiT Count questions pertaining to planning, partnerships, implementation and the COH PiT Count Toolkit. Previously, Jesse co-authored the State of Homelessness 2013, Coming Together: Tackling Unemployment Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness and Leaving Home: Youth Homelessness in York Region.
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