HEALTH ADVISORY: COLD WEATHER ALERT December 19, 2016 CANCELLED 

For Immediate Release
12/19/2016 
Contact: Maria Visocchi, Manager Corporate Communications 
Phone: 519.759.4150 

The Medical Officer of Health for the Brant County Health Unit has called a Cold Weather Alert effective December 19, 2016 to ensure all homeless people are provided with essential services during the current cold weather. Temperatures are expected to drop to/below –15C, without wind chill. During the alert, homeless people are advised to seek shelter.

This alert will remain in effect on a daily basis until a cancellation notice is issued.

The Brant County Health Unit and the City of Brantford have worked together with various community agencies to ensure that emergency accommodation is available to people who are at particular risk to the cold weather. Anyone who does not have shelter is encouraged to seek it.

  • For emergency accommodation requests, referrals to approved shelters and other services during regular business hours (8:30am to 4:30pm) Monday to Friday, call Outreach Program at (519) 759-3330. The Outreach Program is located at 220 Colborne St., Brantford.
  • For emergency accommodation requests, referrals to approved shelters and other services after hours and on weekends call your local police service:
    Brantford Police 519-756-7050
    OPP 519-442-2242
    Six Nations Police 519-445-2811
  • Individuals are welcome to access the Brantford Public Library during regular business hours to warm (cool) themselves. Hours of operation and location can be found at:
    http://brantford.library.on.ca/contact/#hours

Original signed by Jeff Kowal,
Manager Environmental Health & Emergency Preparedness
Brant County Health Unit
519-753-4937, ext 238

Original signed by Malcolm Lock,
MD Medical Officer of Health
Brant County Health Unit
519-753-4937, ext. 221