Historical profile of government service utilization related to poverty and homelessness in Vancouver and the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood

Project type: DI Program Government project

Status: In progress

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Through this project, the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction will learn more about the homeless and low-income populations in Vancouver and the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. Specifically, data will be collected to understand how the homeless and low-income populations use government services and how their service use has changed over time. This work will help the Province improve service delivery in the Downtown Eastside, guide effective social policy development, and promote evidence-based decision-making to reduce poverty and revitalize the Downtown Eastside. This project aligns with the numerous ministry priorities by addressing housing, mental health and addictions.

Project main contact: Dr. Craig Hutton, Data Science Fellow, Data Science and Analytics branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Linked data sets:

  • BC Housing
  • Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training
  • Ministry of Children and Family Development
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
  • Statistics Canada

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