Ladysmith Temporary Shelter - 440 1st Avenue

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There is a need for safe shelter in Ladysmith. This shelter will provide a safe space during the COVID-19 pandemic for people experiencing homelessness.

BC Housing is applying for a temporary use permit for 440 1st Ave in Ladysmith (Island Hotel). If approved, it will be used as a temporary shelter.

The Ladysmith Resources Centre Association will operate the shelter.

The shelter at 440 1st Ave. will:

  • Be operated and staffed 24/7
  • Provide 10 shelter beds
  • Provide 2 meals and 1 snack per day
  • Follow all COVID safety measures

We want to share more information and to answer your questions

Join us for an online information session:

February 10, 2021 from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Please RSVP to communityrelations@bchousing.org. A meeting link will be shared with you.

The temporary use permit application is valid until February 16, 2022. We anticipate at least a one-year operating period. There is an option to extend beyond this period if needed.

Please leave questions and comments below. You can also contact us at: communityrelations@bchousing.org


There is a need for safe shelter in Ladysmith. This shelter will provide a safe space during the COVID-19 pandemic for people experiencing homelessness.

BC Housing is applying for a temporary use permit for 440 1st Ave in Ladysmith (Island Hotel). If approved, it will be used as a temporary shelter.

The Ladysmith Resources Centre Association will operate the shelter.

The shelter at 440 1st Ave. will:

  • Be operated and staffed 24/7
  • Provide 10 shelter beds
  • Provide 2 meals and 1 snack per day
  • Follow all COVID safety measures

We want to share more information and to answer your questions

Join us for an online information session:

February 10, 2021 from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Please RSVP to communityrelations@bchousing.org. A meeting link will be shared with you.

The temporary use permit application is valid until February 16, 2022. We anticipate at least a one-year operating period. There is an option to extend beyond this period if needed.

Please leave questions and comments below. You can also contact us at: communityrelations@bchousing.org

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