A Youth Homeless Count is being conducted in Metro Vancouver for the first time.

The count will be held April 4 to 12 and is distinct from the regional homeless counts, which have taken place every three years since 2002, with the most recent held in 2017, according to a Metro Vancouver press release. While these triennial counts included youth, the actual extent of youth homelessness is likely much higher than the numbers suggest and the methodology can reach.