Extreme Weather Response Program
The Extreme Weather program supports those who are unable to access the Emergency Shelter or other accommodation with an overnight shelter stay. Extreme weather is activated daily dependent on extreme weather from November 1st to March 31st.
The Extreme Weather Response (EWR) program is a provincially funded initiative that supports community-based services to provide additional temporary emergency shelter spaces during periods of extreme winter weather which threaten the health and safety of individuals experiencing homelessness.
This program is designed to provide time-limited, weather responsive, temporary shelter spaces in communities where there is not sufficient emergency shelter bed capacity during extreme weather conditions. The expected outcomes of the EWR program are decreased health and safety risks to homeless people during periods of extreme winter weather, and a reduction of street homelessness during extreme winter weather.