It’s cold out there! 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. 

This shorter 30 min route allows families to not only explore the history of the Strathcona neighbourhood, but also listen to some of our neighbours’ stories, and learn how everyday people, non-profit agencies and businesses are coming together to alleviate poverty and homelessness in Edmonton, and how your family can be a part of the change.  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.