The City of Calgary and community partners are working together to connect unhoused Calgarians to warm places and shelter
In response to the Environment Canada forecast that will see freezing temperatures over the next few days, The City and its community partners will be taking the following steps:
- Free shuttle services will be available from Wednesday, November 30 to Friday, December 2 that will run between select LRT stations and the Drop-In Centre/Alpha House between 8:30 PM and 1:00 AM. Additional LRT locations will be considered as required.
- Additional warming spaces are being added at five locations with hours ranging from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM depending on location. This will add an additional 200 spaces for a total of 335 at 10 locations across the city.
- The Salvation Army Mobile Warming Station is scheduled to be at a different LRT station 7 days a week between 1-4PM. Locations can be found here
Calgary emergency shelters are currently operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Space remains available at emergency shelters, with occupancy rates around 80%.
A list of daytime warming spaces and other supports is available on the Calgary Homeless Foundation Website here: Coordinated Community Extreme Weather Resource List – CHF. Our shelter partners, DOAP Team members, and Peace Officers also have access to this information and will be sharing it with those in need of shelter or a warm place.
Calgarians are asked to call the DOAP Team at 403-998-7388 if they see someone who needs help. If someone is in serious distress or non-responsive, they should call 911.
“We want to ensure that anyone who needs help can get it,” said Mayor Jyoti Gondek. “We’ve been working extensively with our partners at the Calgary Homeless Foundation, local shelters and community groups to offer services that will help individuals access facilities that have the capacity, teams and resources in place to best support them."