Give

Warming Centres

As we experience cold winter weather, vulnerable community members across central and northern Vancouver Island will have access to local warming centres to get snacks, warm drinks, winter gear, and connection to crucial social services. 

Find the full list of warming centres below, and please share this information with community members in need. 

To stay up to date with public weather alerts in your area, visit the Government of Canada's website. 

Warming Centre (Twitter Post) (1).jpg

Warming Centre Locations

Nanaimo

Risebridge 

380 Terminal Ave

7 days a week

5:45-7:45am / 3:30-9:30pm

 

CMHA Mid-Island

(Funded by United Way British Columbia through the Government of Canada's Reaching Home: Canada's Homelessness Strategy)

489 Wallace St

7 days a week

10am-3pm

 

Nanaimo 7-10 Club

(funded by the City of Nanaimo)

Caledonia Park 

8am-4pm 

Days when weather is cold enough to present a substantial threat to the life or health of vulnerable persons. 

For emergency shelters, food supports, and other services in Nanaimo, see below or visit https://www.rdn.bc.ca/.

RDN Shelter Brochure 2021-2021-1.png RDN Shelter Brochure 2021-2021-2.png

Courtenay

Connect Warming Centre by Comox Valley Transition Society

685 Cliffe Avenue

Monday to Saturday

10am-5pm

 

Campbell River 

Extreme Weather Shelter 

City of Campbell River, Strathcona Regional District, and Campbell River Coalition to End Homelessness

Campbell River Community Centre, 401 11 Ave

7 days a week until December 30th. 

8:00pm - 8:00am

 

Warming Centre

Laichwiltach Family Life Society

Kwesa Place, 1342 Shoppers Row

Monday - Friday, 10am-4pm (open some evenings)

Drop in showers, laundry, clothing, and refreshments available

 

Port Alberni

Grassroots Homeless Coalition: 2 warming tents 

Tidebrook Park on Gertrude Street

Port Alberni Friendship Centre on Fourth Avenue

Both tents run 7pm-8am