The City's Extreme Weather Protocol is now in effect
Edmonton's Plan to End Homelessness
Developed in 2009, Edmonton’s Plan to End Homelessness focuses on strategies to eliminate homelessness with housing and support, rather than just managing the problem with short term solutions. Central to the plan is the Housing First approach, where people who are experiencing homelessness are quickly found a home, and then given the supports they need to keep that home.
For more information on the update to Edmonton's Plan to End Homelessness and how you can get involved, visit endhomelessnessyeg.ca.
Providing Accessible Transit Here (PATH) is a City of Edmonton program that provides free monthly transit passes to individuals who are homeless or are at high risk of homelessness.
Homeless on Public Lands
The City's approach to homelessness looks at social, housing, safety and environmental impacts. This includes addressing homeless encampments on public land by:
- Supporting individuals experiencing homelessness encountered on public land and getting them on the path toward safe housing using the Housing First Principle.
- Making a positive difference in the lives of the individuals experiencing homelessness
- Reducing the number of encampments and cleaning up debris left behind
- Increasing the enjoyment and safety for all park users
The City of Edmonton and its partners are working together to connect people experiencing homelessness to supports and housing. As citizens, it's not always easing knowing which number to call or what to do! This is how you can help.
For individuals who have no home, winter can be a dangerous time with increased risk of frostbite and hypothermia. Print this quick reference on steps you can take to help someone during the winter months.
Winter Emergency Response
The Winter Emergency Response Guide includes information on winter shelters, extended drop in hours, food, clothing and referrals to services.