Impacts of wildfire smoke and poor air quality

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Outdoor recreation impacts

There are currently no impacts to outdoor recreation programs. The City continues to monitor the air quality situation and will notify residents should services be affected again. 

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Supports for residents

Supports for residents

City facilities that are open to the public can be used to seek relief during operating hours, including:

Residents are encouraged to find more information on supports and resources available on Ottawa Public Health’s air pollution website,, or by calling 3-1-1 or 2-1-1. 

People experiencing homelessness

The City and its community partners ensure people experiencing homelessness have access to shelters, drop-in programs and outreach services during extreme weather events, which includes events of poor air quality.

Residents can call 3-1-1 to alert the City to people experiencing homelessness who may need additional support.