Comox Valley EWP – Not Active

341910.x Extreme Weather Protocol 341910.x

Is not in effect at this time.

Standard Shelter is available tonight at

632 Pidcock Ave, Courtenay BC

Last Updated for:   Sep 16, 2017 @ 11:46 pm

About The Extreme Weather Shelter

During times of extreme weather our homeless population have a hard time staying dry and warm. This could be a threat to their overall well being, and they also could be facing a substantial risk to their lives or health.  The Extreme Weather Shelter was developed to assist the homeless at times of extreme weather. A committee with representation from many of the helping organizations in the valley has developed an ‘Extreme Weather Response Plan’.

Extreme Weather

It has been determined by our community, along with research into other similar communities’ extreme weather response plans, that the following conditions must be present for Extreme Weather Shelter activation:

    1. Temperatures near zero with rainfall that makes it difficult or impossible for homeless people to remain dry: and/or
    2. sleet/freezing rain: and/or
    3. snow accumulation: and/or
    4. sustained high winds: and/or
    5. temperatures at or below -2 Celsius
  • feedback from clientele of the various facilities may also be considered

All the above will take into consideration whether the weather poses a substantial threat to the life or health of homeless persons.  Contact would first be made with the Valley’s homeless shelter as to its capacity status.