Winter Weather Response: A Homeless-Centered Plan for Keeping Winnipeggers Safe

The 2020-2021 Winter Weather Response Plan is a homeless-centered plan for keeping Winnipeggers safer this season in the context of COVID-19. 

This plan provides information on preventing, recognizing and responding to cold illness and COVID-19. The plan also includes warming resources to help Winnipeggers remain safe during Manitoba’s harsh cold weather. The plan has a special focus on preventing direct health impacts of cold weather for people experiencing homelessness. People without a home face greater risks of exposure to the elements.

The Winter Weather Response involves stakeholders and partners including the City of Winnipeg, emergency shelters, outreach workers and health services. All  partners collaborate on the key priority: supporting people to find shelter from extreme weather and preventing cold-related injury or illness.

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