Report of the Death of a Homeless Person - For Deaths Occurring in 2017

IF THIS IS A NEWLY DISCOVERED DEATH, PLEASE CALL 911 - THIS FORM IS TO BE USED IN NON-EMERGENCY SITUATIONS. 

As a general rule, this project characterizes "homelessness" as:
 
The situation of an individual or family without stable, permanent, appropriate housing, or the immediate prospect, means and ability of acquiring it. It is the result of systemic or societal barriers, a lack of affordable and appropriate housing, the individual/household’s financial, mental, cognitive, behavioural or physical challenges, and/or racism and discrimination. Most people do not choose to be homeless, and the experience is generally negative, unpleasant, stressful and distressing. (Canadian Homelessness Research Network of York University)
 
Thus someone who is temporarily staying with friends or family, or transitioning to new housing, but has experienced long periods without a permanent home, would be considered homeless.

Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability. The information on this form is being collected for the purpose of monitoring and assessing deaths in Toronto's homeless population. If you have any questions about the collection of this information, please contact:

Dr. Joyce Bernstein,
Surveillance and Epidemiology Unit,
Toronto Public Health.
E: joyce.bernstein@toronto.ca
T: 416-338-8075

or contact the Surveillance and Epidemiology Unit:
E: seu@toronto.ca
T: 416-392-7450