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Burnaby’s Warming Centres set to open on November 15

The City of Burnaby will once again provide relief for folks this winter, with three warming centres set to open on November 15.

Equipped with sleeping mats, hot beverages and snacks, and space for pets, the warming centres provide much-needed support for Burnaby’s most vulnerable citizens.

Three centres will be open from 8 p.m. until 8 a.m., every night between November 15, 2019 and March 31, 2020 at the following locations:

  • Beresford (5970 Beresford Street)
  • Swangard Stadium (Kingsway and Boundary Road)
  • Kensington (5889 Curtis Street)

Each location will be staffed with knowledgeable support workers who connect patrons to agencies that can help access housing and other services.

In addition to providing important connections within the community, warming centre staff work hard to ensure the spaces are welcoming and safe for all patrons. Their dedication to workplace safety was recently recognized with a Safety and Health Team award from the BC Municipal Safety Association.

There are opportunities to join this award-winning team for the upcoming season. To learn more, view the job postings for Warming Centre Supervisor and Warming Centre Leader.

For more information, visit burnaby.ca/warmingcentres.

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