Professor Éric Latimer received a Montréal Centre-Ville prize in the events category for “Je compte Mtl 2015“. Led by Éric Latimer and James McGregor, this project was the first count of homeless persons in Montréal. Between March 24 and 26th 2015, over 1000 volunteers canvased Montréal to reach and count the homeless of the city.
“Montreal has made an important step for all people working with the homeless, but especially for its most vulnerable citizens, who do not have homes”, said Eric Latimer, Ph.D., researcher at the Douglas Institute and Co-Director of Je Compte Mtl 2015. “This first headcount will allow us to develop our knowledge and to work more efficiently to support the persons concerned ” said Latimer on March 25th.
Learn more about this project on the event website: jecompte-mtl.ca