Sector Emergency Response
The City actively participates in the Sector Emergency Response, a collaboration between the City, Homeward Trust and more than 25 system and partner agencies working together to keep our vulnerable citizens safe and warm every night.
The City and partners determine when it’s appropriate to activate the City’s extreme weather response considering weather conditions and existing capacity within community spaces for people experiencing homelessness to safely shelter.
During an activation, the City and partners provide transportation, essential services, security and shelter for hundreds of Edmontonians every night. The LRT station is no longer used as part of the activation. Instead, shelters and temporary accommodations around the city expand their capacity to ensure everyone has a warm, safe place to stay.
In 2019, City Council approved a new policy that formalizes and clarifies the City’s role in the system-wide response to supporting vulnerable Edmontonians during extreme weather conditions.