Saskatoon Tribal Council Wellness Centre ready to keep people in need warm – CBC

Dec 16, 2021

The 50-bed homeless shelter opened Wednesday night, after a 2-day delay

After a brief delay, the new Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) Wellness Centre is open in the city’s downtown.

The temporary homeless shelter, located on First Avenue North, was set to open its doors on Monday — but that was put on hold until 8 p.m. Wednesday night.

According to Tribal Chief Mark Arcand, the centre needed an inspection of the building’s air ventilation system, which has since been approved.

“The Wellness Centre is a temporary solution to the systemic issue of homelessness, with long-term potential to help our relatives (Wahkohmakanak) off the streets,” Arcand said in a news release Wednesday.

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