Extreme Cold Weather Resources

The winter is hard for people who are homeless or precariously sheltered.

In order to make sure that people have a place to sleep during extreme cold weather, End Homelessness Winnipeg and a number of front-line organizations have developed a map of emergency overnight drop-in shelters.  If you, someone you know, or someone you meet, need a place to sleep on a cold night, this map will show you the options that are available once the temperature reaches a certain point. A City Wide Alert is issued at -15 C or -25 wind chill and Augustine United Church, also known as 1JustCity Just a Warm Sleep, operates at -10C. 1justCity city will open on January 1, 2018.

Additionally, some of these shelters may need volunteers – please consult their individual websites or call their main line.  1JustCity Just a Warm Sleep is actively recruiting volunteers.

For individual services, see the website links below or visit the 211 Manitoba home page and select the “Housing and Homelessness” tile.


Emergency Shelters

Siloam Mission Inc. 

Main Street Project Inc.

Salvation Army – Booth Centre Ministries

Emergency Overnight Warming Centres

1JustCity Inc. – Just a Warm Sleep

West Central Women’s Resource Centre (for women and members of the LGBT2SQ* community)

Youth Resources

Macdonald Youth Services (Youth Resource Centre/Shelter and Mayfair Site)

Spence Neighbourhood Association (West-End 24/7)

Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc (Nadinawe Safe Home)

Resource Assistance for Youth, Inc.

Rossbrook House (24-Hour Youth Drop-In)