The Coldest Night of the Year is a covid-safe, family-friendly walk to raise money for charities serving people experiencing homelessness, hurt and hunger.

Part history tour and part personal stories from those who have lived experience with poverty – on this longer, 60-90 min social issues walk, you will learn not only about the neighbourhood of Strathcona but how everyday people, non-profit agencies and businesses are working together to alleviate poverty and homelessness in Edmonton, and how you too can take part!  Just as a tiny mustard seed grows into a flourishing tree, a small act of kindness can make a huge difference!

We want everyone in the community to experience these stories, which is why we made this walk a donate what you can. If you have the means, we greatly appreciate your support. Funds raised at Coldest Night of the Year 2021 will support our pandemic relief efforts, including our shelter and dinner to door programs.  These programs offer not only a warm meal and a roof over one’s head but also connect those experiencing homelessness or poverty with holistic support services to walk them through this unprecedented time.

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Land Acknowledgement

We’d like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting grounds, gathering place, and travelling route to the Cree, Saulteaux (So-toe), Blackfoot, Métis, Dene (De-nay) and Nakota Sioux (Sue). We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.