The CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS, the Eastern Townships’ regional healthcare institution, will be counting the region’s homeless people on the night of April 24 and over the course of the days that follow in the hopes of being able to produce a better picture of the resources and support needed. Entitled “Tout le monde compte,” which translates to, “everyone counts,” the activity is part of a simultaneous survey of the province aimed at producing an overall report on homelessness in Quebec by 2020 and a Canada-wide initiative to count people who are homeless at the same time of the year. Charles Coulombe, who oversees the coordination of matters related to homelessness between different sectors of the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS, explained that the focus of this activity is not to get an exact census of who is homeless and who is not, but rather to get a clearer picture of what resources are needed and where. “When we look at everything all together, it will give us a better idea of the scale of the issue and the needs in the community,” the coordinator said. See full story in the Friday, April 6th edition of The Record.