In the winter months our Armoury Resource Centre operates on extended hours to provide a safe and warm place for youth who might otherwise have to risk the elements outside. We work with other vulnerable youth supporting agencies to determine these hours so that between us we are always providing youth with a safe place and also taking care of frontline youth workers to prevent burnout.
Armoury Resource Centre Winter Hours – effective November 15, 2019 to March 15, 2020:
|Monday 9AM-8PM||Friday 9AM-2PM, 5PM-8PM|
|Tuesday 9AM-4PM||Saturday 9AM-2PM|
|Wednesday 9AM-4PM||Sunday 9AM-8PM|
For youth who are leaving the Armoury Resource Centre to go to another program, we always strive for a “warm handoff” and allow youth to wait indoors for their pickup rather than off property.
Exposure to winter weather is dangerous for individuals experiencing homelessness. You are part of the community keeping vulnerable people safe this winter season.
Here are some ways our city works together to keep everyone safe in times of extreme cold:
- if you see someone on the streets who you believe is in distress, call 211 to speak to the 24/7 diversion team
- additional winter warming sites open throughout the city with extended hours
- in the event that shelters are at or near capacity and extreme cold (-20 or colder) is in the forecast, LRT stations will open as overnight warming sites
- in times of extreme cold, ETS vehicles will not deny passengers without tickets
It takes all of us to keep everyone in our community safe and warm in the winter months. It is a good time to remember how much we can all take care of each other.