Extreme Weather Supports
The City of Leduc prides itself on being a kind, caring, and compassionate community that helps support one-another. This perspective is for all of our residents, including the vulnerable citizens. ‘Be in the Know’ and help to keep our vulnerable community members stay safe throughout extreme cold conditions, extreme heat conditions, and see what other available resources are available for the public and for local businesses.
During the cold winter months, vulnerable members of our community are encouraged to seek overnight, temporary shelter with the Leduc Hub Association, located at the GO Centre (operated by Gateway Family Church). At the GO Centre, the Leduc Hub offers showers and overnight, temporary accommodations from 9:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. for a maximum of 12 people. If you are in distress, or see a member of our community in distress, you can refer them to the Leduc Hub – located at 5110 47 Street, Leduc.
Daytime reprieve is available during standard business hours for vulnerable members of the community in the Leduc Civic Centre, the Leduc Recreation Centre (participating in provincial Restrictions Exemption Program), and the GO Centre (after the library closes and before the Hub opens).
During the summer, it can become extremely hot and dry in Alberta. When we experience these extreme heat conditions, the City of Leduc offers bottled water and temporary reprieve from the outdoor elements to our vulnerable citizens at the Leduc Recreation Centre (participating in provincial Restrictions Exemption Program) and the Leduc Civic Centre.
If you or someone you see requires assistance (i.e., food, phone, shelter), please contact or direct them to Leduc Family and Community Support Services (FCSS). During regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday), FCSS staff are able to connect vulnerable individuals with valuable resources and contacts with organizations that offer supports.
Local Support Available:
- After Hours Financial Crisis Support Contact Care
- Leduc Regional Food Bank
- Leduc HUB Association - Day programming
- Access 24/7 - Mental health and addictions support
- 24-Hour Distress Line – Mental health and addictions phone support
- 211 – Provides connections to all resources in the region, including crisis
- Alberta Supports – Financial support and other
780-980-0557 (Leduc) or 1-877-644-9992 (general intake)
The safety of our vulnerable population is a shared responsibility for everyone in Leduc, and our local business community is a wonderful resource that has shown great compassion and understanding over the years. To better support you and your business, the City of Leduc has prepared some resources that can help: