Course Catalogue

Homelessness Awareness

Homelessness Awareness

This course was originally created for the Vancouver Police Department and may contain VPD-specific information/policies.

Homelessness is a significant problem in many cities across Canada. In addition to the high social and economic costs of homelessness, the issue presents a particular challenge to policing by creating significant demands on police resources and the justice system.

Homelessness Awareness explores the unique issues associated with homelessness and the role of police in addressing the problem in their community. In addition to providing information about homelessness and its impact on Canadian society, it will also review various legal authorities available to police in the event of a perceived disturbance.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Develop an awareness of homelessness and its causes in Canada
  • Develop an awareness of Canada's homelessness situations
  • Develop an awareness of the impact homelessness has on Canadian society


Target Audience

This course was specifically designed for members of the Vancouver Police Department but may provide relevant information for frontline police officers in other jurisdictions.


Content Provider

Content for this course was provided by the Vancouver Police Department.

Price: $25.00

Content Provider: Vancouver Police Department

Language: English

Length: 1 hour

Release Date: 2014-12-17