(Posted on behalf of CUISR)
Dear community members,
As you know, housing and homelessness are becoming increasing concerns given the economic climate in Saskatoon.
The Community University Institute for Social Research (CUISR), funded by Service Canada, is planning a homeless count for Saskatoon, which will take place Thursday, May 22, 2008, in the evening. We are recruiting survey volunteers for this project. Time commitment will be a one day training on Saturday May 17 or Sunday May 18, plus between four and seven hours on May 22, depending on what you would like to be involved in. Surveying will involve working with a team of volunteers and conducting in person interviews in shelters or outside, in a designated area of Saskatoon.
The results of the survey will be used to inform community service providers, policy makers, and the general public with a clearer picture of what absolute homelessness looks like in Saskatoon. It will allow service providers to better tailor services to our local context.
If you are interested, please contact CUISR to get a volunteer form to fill out (contact info below).
(you have to be 18 to participate as a volunteer in this project)
Strategic Research Consultant
University of Saskatchewan
Maria Basualdo, M.A.
Community-University Institute for Social Research
432-221 Cumberland Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7N 1M3
Community Liaison Office
Web site: http://www.usask.ca/cuisr/