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May 26: Planned Outage of Websites and Online Services for Maintenance

Posted May 25, 2019

On Sunday, May 26 from 2:00 AM to 11:00 AM, the City's websites and online services will be unavailable for short durations while system maintenance is performed. We thank you for your patience.

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Beresford Street Warming Centre Remains Open

The warming centre at 5970 Beresford Street continues to operate daily from 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM until further notice. As of March 31, 2019, the three other warming centres have ended operations now that the winter months have passed. Learn more »

Extreme Weather Response Shelter

Lookout Housing and Health Society operates an Extreme Weather Response Shelter in Burnaby that opens during local extreme weather alerts.The shelter’s main location is operated out of Westminster Bible Chapel (7540 6th Street) with a backup location at Burnaby Alliance Church (8611 Armstrong Avenue). There is capacity for 27 people at the main location and 20 additional spaces at the backup location.

As the cost of living, particularly the cost of housing, continues to rise in the region, so too does the risk of homelessness. The City of Burnaby works collaboratively with the Society to End Homelessness in Burnaby through its Task Force on Homelessness, which includes members from homeless serving agencies, the RCMP, Transit Police, Vancity, Fraser Health, and interested community members. The Task Force works to address the root causes of homelessness and provide support services for the homeless.

Burnaby works with Progressive Housing Society’s Homeless Outreach Program to connect homeless residents with services and support. The City also participates in the Civic Notification System for the Lookout Society's Extreme Weather Homeless Shelter, operating in southeast Burnaby.

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Photo Credit: Society to End Homelessness in Burnaby