The level of risk to individuals in the encampment and the surrounding community determines when the City closes and cleans up an encampment. Risks can include the size of the encampment, biohazards, needles, garbage, fire, amount of materials present, propane tanks and proximity to schools or playgrounds.
The Encampment Response Team:
Works with partners to bridge rough sleepers with supports focused on health and housing
Builds relationships to support the transition to indoor settings
Closes and cleans-up high-risk encampments across Edmonton every week
Encampments are cleaned once individuals have been offered alternate safer places to stay. Individuals who don’t choose to stay in shelters are given time to relocate with their belongings prior to enforcement action.