The provincially funded Extreme Weather Response (EWR) program provides individuals and families in need with access to a warm, dry place to sleep during extreme weather conditions between November 1st and March 31st.
Each community decides on a local basis when to issue an Extreme
Weather Alert based on current conditions and local forecasts
determining when locations will be open and the number of spaces
How to access Extreme Weather Response shelters
The Extreme Weather Response program has now ended for this year. Communities interested in setting up an Extreme Weather Response program for this fall are encouraged to go to the Extreme Weather Response program page. An updated Extreme Weather Response list will be available in early fall.
Follow BC Housing on Twitter @BC_Housing to find out when communities issue Extreme Weather Alerts or contact your local EWR shelter to confirm whether it is open during extreme weather.
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