Last month, Prince Edward-Lennox & Addington Social Services (PELASS) completed its participation in Ontario’s homeless enumeration, the first province-wide count of its kind in Canada.

Through the assistance of 20 services providers in both counties including food banks, health providers and other community services, more than 100 questionnaires were completed by those considered homeless or precariously housed.

Questions on the survey included participants’ current living conditions, history and reasons for homelessness, health issues and more. The information collected over the week is being collated and presented to the province, municipal governments and any local service providers interested in the final report.