On March 12, 2014, volunteers throughout Metro Vancouver conducted a 24-hour count of people who are homeless in our communities. This count captures a snapshot of the homeless situation in Metro Vancouver and these numbers are understood to be a minimum count. Similar counts were conducted in 2002, 2005, 2008 and 2011. The main purpose of the homeless count is to enumerate and learn more about this population in the Metro Vancouver region. Specific objectives include estimating the number of people who are homeless; obtaining a demographic profile of people who are surveyed or enumerated during the count; and identifying long-term trends in the number and profile of people who are homeless.