Homelessness in Brandon

2015 Brandon Homelessness Survey


The 2015 Brandon Homeless Point-in-Time Count took place on January 21st 2015. A total of 117 people were found to be homeless in Brandon, Manitoba. Conducting a cold-weather count was important for determining the severity of our homelessness situation, estimating that a warm weather count would be noticeably higher.

A Point-in-Time Homeless Count is not without limitations, and the results of this count should be considered a minimum number from a single point-in-time. All homeless counts are inherently undercounts. Much like an iceberg, we only observe what’s visible. Most homeless individuals are hidden, especially in cold weather.

76 Unsheltered

41 Sheltered

Age of Homeless

  • 29 Years and Younger47%
  • 30 - 49 Years31%
  • 50 Years and Older22%

Where Homeless People Sleep


Length of Time Homeless


Cold Weather Count

117 A total of 117 persons were found experiencing homelessness on January 21st, 2015.
35% Greater than 35% of respondents have been homeless for more than a year.
65% Nearly 65% of respondents were unsheltered homeless on the night of the Count.
30% Nearly 30% of respondents had visited the emergency room in the past year; highlighting the additional strain homeless causes the healthcare system.
1 in 4 1 in 4 respondents indicated they had a mental illness.
1 in 4 1 in 4 respondents indicated that they struggled with addiction.
1/3 One third of all respondents were women.
20% 20% of female respondents had children under the age of 5 with them on the day of the Count.
47% Nearly half of all respondents were under the age of 30 on the day of the Count.