Navigator Street Outreach – Downtown Halifax

Halifax is experiencing an affordable housing crisis which is affecting more individuals and families than it ever has in recent history

The mission of the NSO is to support the homeless and street involved community to address barriers in accessing housing, education, employment, mental health supports, addictions treatment, social programs, and health care.

Navigator Street Outreach (NSO) offers direct support to homeless and street-involved individuals. The initiative is a partnership between DHBC and Spring Garden Area Business Association along with funding from HRM.




Every 2 years, the federal government mandates that cities that receive federal funding for homelessness, conduct a survey, and count of the number of people experiencing homelessness on one day. This is called the Point in Time (PiT) count.

A total of 586 individuals who were experiencing homelessness were counted during the 2022 PiT Count, and 440 individuals were surveyed. A report was drafted to reflect the responses of all 440 PiT Count participants.

Credit: Stoo Metz Photography, Thank you to SO and NL for their contributed artwork.

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Frank was a pleasure to work with, and the finished report was very well formatted. I don’t know much about graphic design, so he was helpful in explaining the process and what was needed. He took our words and turned them into a wonderful and professional looking report. I would 100% go to Frank for my graphic design needs in the future.
Eric Jonsson, Program Coordinator, Navigator Street Outreach Program, Downtown Halifax Business Commission
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Frank Orlando

A senior communications professional with three decades of client experience. Instructor at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, lecturer of communication design, technology and illustration. Principal of Orlando Media Company, a creative practice providing strategic direction, creative vision, and human focused branding.