Extreme Weather Response Program

The Extreme Weather Response (EWR) program is a provincially funded initiative that supports community-based temporary emergency shelter spaces during periods of extreme winter weather which threaten the health and safety of individuals experiencing homelessness.

This program is designed to provide time-limited, weather responsive, temporary shelter spaces in communities where there is not sufficient emergency shelter bed capacity during extreme weather conditions. The expected outcomes of the EWR program are decreased health and safety risks to those experiencing homelessness and a reduction of street homelessness during extreme winter weather.

EWR Program Information:

EWR Program Framework – BC Housing

General Info sheet- FAQ

Assistance to Shelter Act

Assistance to Shelter Regulation