Table 7
Number of shelters in operation and of shelters that responded to the Transition Home Survey, Canada, provinces and territories, 2007/2008

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Province and territory Shelters in operation Shelters that responded to the 2008 survey Response rate
number number percentage
Canada 569 518 91
Newfoundland and Labrador 15 14 93
Prince Edward Island 5 5 100
Nova Scotia 16 14 88
New Brunswick 22 21 95
Quebec 126 115 91
Ontario 160 145 91
Manitoba 29 24 83
Saskatchewan 24 20 83
Alberta 50 44 88
British Columbia 110 105 95
Yukon 5 4 80
Northwest Territories and Nunavut1 7 7 100
1. Due to the limited number of facilities for Northwest Territories and Nunavut, information for shelters in these territories has been combined for reasons of confidentiality and data quality.
Note: Facilities that house or operate more than one type of shelter (e.g., transition home, emergency shelter and second stage housing) are asked to complete a separate survey for each shelter type. However, in a small number of cases it was not possible to obtain separate questionnaires for each shelter and information for more than one shelter type had to be included on one survey. In such cases, the determination of facility-type was based on the main focus of the facilities' activities (see Sources and methodology).
Compared to the 2005-2006 THS, Canada's response rate was higher in 2007-2008 (91% vs. 88%). At the provincial level, response rates were either identical or similar to those of the previous cycle: in Prince Edward Island (100% for both cycles), in Newfoundland and Labrador (93% for both cycles), in Saskatchewan (83% for both cycles), in Quebec (91% vs. 90%), in Manitoba (83% vs. 82%), in Alberta (88% vs. 90%) and in British Columbia (95% vs. 93%). Response rates were higher in New Brunswick (95% vs. 87%), in Ontario (91% vs. 87%) and in Yukon (100% vs. 50%) and Northwest Territories and Nunavut (100% vs. 40%).
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Transition Home Survey, 2007/2008.
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