Encampment Response Team
The Encampment Response Team (ERT) is a partnership between:
- The City of Edmonton
- Homeward Trust
- Boyle Street Community Services
- Bissell Centre
- Edmonton Police Service (EPS)
The ERT responds to low-risk homeless encampments across the city and coordinates closures and clean-up. Its goal is to support the safety and well-being of people staying in encampments, housing them directly from encampments before enforcement and clean-up action is taken.
City Peace Officers and EPS take the lead in responding more quickly to high-risk encampments. Our shared priority is the safety of both people experiencing homelessness and the surrounding community.