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Community Updates on Temporary Accommodations

The EPS is working with the three 24-hour temporary accommodations and the communities surrounding them to ensure a safe environment for everyone who calls these neighbourhoods home.

Police will respond to any calls for service at or near the temporary accommodations that are police matters (e.g. public safety issues, violence, criminal activity). 

EPS Beats Teams and other officers involved in crime suppression efforts are aware of the temporary accommodations as well as the community engagement activities that are underway in the surrounding neighbourhoods, and are keeping an eye on their beats and checking in on a regular basis.

For updates on your specific community, see below.

More information on the emergency temporary accommodations is available from the City of Edmonton and Homeward Trust.

Edmonton Convention Centre (97 St and Jasper Ave)

Date of operation: Oct. 30, 2020
Operator: Boyle Street Community Services, The Mustard Seed, Bissell Centre, Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society

Updates:

A regular, uniformed police presence is being deployed in the community surrounding the ECC to help ensure a safe transition to the temporary accommodation. 

Nov. 3: EPS and NET (Neighbourhood Empowerment Team) deployed door-to-door teams to the schools and businesses in the neighbourhood to discuss the role of the temporary accommodation, how to respond and who to call if there are any issues, crime prevention through environmental design, and other concerns that may arise. Areas visited included Rossdale, Riverdale, and Boyle Street. 

Commonwealth (110 Ave and Stadium Rd)

Date of operation: Late October, 2020 
Operator: Hope Mission

Updates:

Week of Nov. 2: EPS and NET (Neighbourhood Empowerment Team) deployed door-to-door teams to the schools and businesses in the neighbourhood to discuss the role of the temporary accommodation, how to respond and who to call if there are any issues, crime prevention through environmental design, and other concerns that may arise. Areas visited included include Mcauley, Parkdale, and Chromdale. EPS and student volunteers also did an information drop in the residential area around Commonwealth stadium.

CESSCO (99 Street and 75 Ave)

Date of operation: November 2, 2020 
Operator: The Mustard Seed  

Updates:

Oct. 22 EPS and volunteers did door-to-doors with Ritchie residents to provide information and crime prevention tips. 

On Nov. 10, EPS and NET (Neighbourhood Empowerment Team) held a community engagement session with community members. A community safety presentation is planned for the coming weeks.