The City of Wetaskiwin has opened a temporary emergency shelter thanks to funding from the Government of Alberta Community and Social Services Ministry.
Location of Shelter: Wetaskiwin Civic Building (4904 - 51 Street)
Hours of Operation: 7 pm until 8 am every day until March 31, 2019.
Want to Help?
We have a variety of ways you can be involved, including:
- Volunteer staffing
We need people to assist with operating the shelter overnight. Duties include but are not limited to: ensuring a calm and safe atmosphere, logging the arrival / departure of volunteers and clients, and keeping the premises tidy. Each evening is divided into two shifts:
- 7:00 pm to Midnight
- Midnight to 8:00 am
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Angela at 780.361.4416. You will also need to fill out a volunteer application form, and will be provided with a letter to attain a criminal record and vulnerable sector check at your local R.C.M.P. detachment.
Note: If you have a criminal record and vulnerable sector check that has been completed within the last year, please provide that with your application form.
Food and Drink
Food/beverage items will be gratefully accepted at the Civic Building during the shelter's hours of operation, or at the Manluk Centre (during the day).
Note: No home-made food will be accepted for donation due to Alberta Health Services regulations. We can accept perishable items or items from a permitted kitchen.
Clothing, Toiletries, Blankets, Etc.
Donations of clothing, toiletries, blankets, etc. will be gratefully accepted at the Civic Building during the shelter’s hours of operation, or at the Manluk Centre (during the day).
Note: Please ensure all donated clothing is washed and in good condition.
Thank you to all those who have contributed so far! We're still looking into long-term solutions, so please don't be afraid to weigh in with your suggestions/thoughts. It truly takes a community and we think we've got a good one here!
If you have any questions about the emergency shelter, please contact Kevin Lucas, Director of Community Services, at 780.361.4442 or by email