Comox Valley Warming Spaces
Updated 4:20 PM February 22, 2022
- Warming centres:
- Denman Island - Community Hall, 1196 Northwest Road. Hours may vary.
- Hornby Island - Joe King Ball Park, 385 Central Rd. Hours may vary.
- Shelters: permanent and temporary emergency shelter service information
- BC 211 - text 2-1-1 or call 1-888-484-3211
- BC Housing Emergency Shelter program list
Warming Centres vs. Emergency Shelters
|Warming Centers||Emergency Shelters|
|Temporary low-barrier drop-in spaces activated as a life-safety measure during periods of extreme cold (based on ASA temperature thresholds of -4* or lower and/or during active winter warnings). Services are delivered by local service providers, to offer a safe, warm, dry place of refuge with access to washroom facilities, a seating area, snacks and refreshments. (No sleeping areas or registration requirements). Funding is authorized by Emergency Management & Climate Readiness (EMCR) [formerly EMBC] regional warming centre operations in the Comox Valley are coordinated by CVEP staff, in partnership with regional emergency program liaisons||Provide basic services such as a place to sleep, eat and wash. Some shelters may offer additional services. Activation and deactivation protocols for temporary emergency shelters is based on a BC Housing pre approved temperature threshold list of BC Housing funded emergency shelters can be found here:
https://smap.bchousing.org/. Shelter services are operated and delivered by local service providers under contract with BC Housing and/or through other funding sources.