As temperatures rise and spring turns into summer, End Homelessness Winnipeg launches the Extreme Heat Response Plan for 2019. This homeless-centred guide was created as a collaboration by the Extreme Weather Response Steering Committee. The committee’s members include representatives from emergency shelters, outreach services, City departments, Health services and Environment Canada.
The Plan is a resource to keep all Winnipeggers safe during extreme hot weather. It has a special focus for those who experience homelessness and are at greater risk of exposure. The Plan offers information on extreme hot weather conditions, recognizing heat illness, as well as safety and first aid for hot weather-related concerns. The plan also includes homeless-centred resources available in Winnipeg during extreme hot weather periods.
Download the Extreme Heat Response plan in .pdf format here.
Download a poster with info on heat illness and Winnipeg Cooling Centres in .pdf format here.
Download a brochure with tips to prevent and address heat-related health concerns in .pdf format here.
For more information, please contact End Homelessness Winnipeg.