Ontario government 'pauses' on homelessness count due to gaps, lack of access to data - 2019-11-10
Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark said the Progressive Conservative government wants to address data gaps and other limitations ahead of any future counts, but noted that communities can continue the work on their own if they wish.
"We just want to take an opportunity to look at the best practices," Clark said earlier this week. "I think there are a number of emerging strategies (and) we want to work with the homeless enumeration data to make sure that it's effective."
But some critics are concerned the decision could signal a shift away from the collection of key data used to help address homelessness.