Closure Notice, May 1, 2024

Effective May 1, 2024, the Leduc Hub Association has closed all public-facing services. 

Closure is the result of our inability to find a suitable new operational location that is aligned with restrictive municipal zoning, which permits shelter operations in specific areas of our community. 

Without a location lease, the Hub is without a municipal operating permit, which prohibits us from accessing essential operational funding grants that continue to be offered by the Government of Alberta.

Our executive continues its search for new location options. Our board is developing a new outreach strategy to build further support for Hub operations from City Council and the city administration. 

We want to express our gratitude to our community, volunteers, and supporters for their continued support and understanding during this time of change. Your dedication is what keeps our mission alive, and we are excited to continue this journey with you.

Please stay tuned for further updates on our progress and ways you can continue to support our mission.

Thank you for being a part of the Leduc Hub community.

  • We have reduced hours for our day programming to ensure we have enough funds to maintain operations for the duration of our operating agreements with funders. Our hours of daytime operation will be 9-5 Monday thru Friday (closed evenings and weekends)
  • Our current timelines remain unchanged. We will end all public services on April 30, including day programming and shelter, in accordance with the expiration of provincial funding. On June 30, we will exit our current location in accordance with the expiry of the lease. 
  • We continue to work with the local community to search for a new location. We’ve written to council asking them to identify a list of publicly owned properties that we can evaluate for potential new homes, either through a purchase, lease agreement or donation.
  • We’ve also asked council to take action on its recent commitment to ensure uninterrupted shelter services remain in Leduc.
  • We’re asking them to write to the provincial Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services and indicate their unequivocal support for year-round emergency shelter services in Leduc, and to write to the provincial Minister of Infrastructure requesting a meeting to discuss the sale or donation of lands owned by Alberta Infrastructure to the municipality on condition of the development of housing infrastructure, including emergency shelter.
  • We’re hopeful Council will take actions at its next meeting. 
  • We’ve also taken actions of our own to demonstrate our commitment to maintaining these services in our community. We are actively recruiting several new board members, we’re exploring potential partnerships with other well-established shelter providers, we’re developing a new citizen advisory committee to build better relationships in the community, and we’re supporting City Council’s work on its new housing strategy.