We’ve joined over 30 shelters across Canada in providing 15,000 brand new cozy fleece blankets to those in need. Again this year we’ll be sending those blankets with warm wishes too. If you’d like to know more about a shelter near you just select your province and city from the list shown here.

British Columbia


Emerald Centre

Emerald Centre is a co-ed emergency shelter that provides accommodation for homeless men, women and children. Focused on helping homeless individuals and families in Kamloops find stable housing, Emerald Centre is dedicated to finding everyone a place that they can call home.

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  • Kamloops


NOW Canada Society

Established in 1998, NOW Canada inspires change by providing client-centered care for vulnerable, exploited or homeless women, youth and children. NOW Canada’s Alexandra Gardner Women and Children Safe Centre (or AG House, as it is fondly known) is Kelowna’s only 24/7 homeless shelter for women, youth and children. Shelter services are free and include a 30-day stay, three nutritious meals a day and a warm, safe and non-judgemental environment for those who are homeless.

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  • Kelowna


Island Crisis Care Society (Samaritan House)

Acting as the rock in many people’s lives in Nanaimo, the Island Crisis Society (ICCS) helps the city’s less fortunate by providing them with support, resources and the services they need to recover and be well. Along with the basics of shelter, food and clothing, the ICCS works with health authority outreach workers and nurses to encourage clients to recover from physical, emotional and psychological setbacks.

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  • Nanaimo

Port Coquitlam+

3030 Gordon Project (Rain City Housing)

Part of the RainCity Housing Society, the 3030 Gordon Project provides support through meals, beds, counselling and life skills development through their emergency shelter and transitional housing. The shelter has 30 private rooms: 20 for men and 10 for women. Pets are welcome and three meals a day are provided.

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  • Coquitlam
  • Port Coquitlam



NightShift has been providing nightly outreach for people stuck in the cycle of poverty and homelessness in the Whalley neighbourhood of Surrey since 2004. We do this with hot meals, warm clothing, conversation, basic nursing and counselling, and most importantly, unconditional love. We put people first. Our outreach helps people with different life stories come together, get to know each other and grow in compassion.

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  • Langley
  • South Surrey
  • Abbotsford


Covenant House Vancouver

When Covenant House opened its doors in 1997 its mission was to provide hope and love to Vancouver’s street youth. Covenant House helps youth between the ages of 16 to 22 who have escaped physical, emotional or sexual abuse or have simply aged out of foster care. At Covenant House, Vancouver’s street youth are given food, shelter, clothing, counselling and, most importantly, they are given an alternative to living in the cold.

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  • Granville

The Bloom Group

Since 1961, The Bloom Group has responded to the most urgent needs of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Bloom Group has led many of our community’s most progressive social services to reduce homelessness, provide care for individuals with mental health challenges and addictions, ensuring women-led families in crisis can stay together as they rebuild their lives, and much more.

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  • Park Royal


Rock Bay Landing (Cool Aid Society)

Rock Bay Landing was built in 2010, so that we could better meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness in Greater Victoria. Replacing Streetlink Shelter, Rock Bay houses more people with higher building standards enhancing both lives and community. The new, purpose-built Rock Bay Landing includes 84 permanent shelter beds, 23 new transitional housing apartments, and two apartments for families — Victoria’s only family shelter. Rock Bay Landing is built to the highest green standards (LEED GOLD) and includes solar panels on the roof, heat recovery, superior insulation and more.

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  • Victoria



Boys and Girls Club of Calgary – Avenue 15

Avenue 15 provides youth experiencing homelessness with temporary shelter and basic needs, as well as a comprehensive support system to assist them in reuniting with their families or finding alternative living arrangements. Avenue 15 provides 3 programs (Loft, Link & Launch) to support youth with the opportunities to gain the skills and stability to re-unify with family or be successful in other living arrangements.

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  • Crowfoot
  • Roxboro
  • Coventry Hills


Hope Mission

Hope Mission reaches out to Edmonton’s inner city community through special seasonal meals, events and personal contact. Fueled by a desire to provide compassionate care and hope to the hurting, hungry and homeless, Hope Mission offers faith-based addiction treatment and various programs for underprivileged children. Basic and emergency care are provided to over 800 people daily, in addition to serving 1,000 meals and providing shelter for over 500 people.

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  • Westpoint
  • Sherwood Park
  • Skyview
  • South Common

Grande Prairie+

Rotary House

Grande Prairie’s Rotary House offers accommodation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to a wide range of clients. Primary services include single-night emergency beds and mats, short-term housing and permanent supportive bachelor suites. The majority of Rotary House’s clients are single men – many of whom arrive in Grande Prairie from other provinces for work. The organization also accommodates families, the working poor and newly landed immigrants.

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  • Grande Prairie

Red Deer+

Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter (CAWES)

The Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter offers safe refuge, personal counseling, and community support for families experiencing family violence. Every year, we meet nearly 3,000 people who have made the brave step towards a life free from violence. There are thousands more in our community who still need our help.

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  • Heritage
  • Westhills
  • Red Deer



YWCA Regina

The YWCA Regina has been serving women and their families since 1910. We touch people from all walks of life, preschoolers to seniors. Our mission is to support and empower women, children and youth so that they can reach their full potential. Our services include low-cost supported housing, shelter for women and children escaping violence, shelter for homeless women and their children, emergency receiving shelters for children removed from their homes, and many more.

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  • Grasslands


YWCA Saskatoon Crisis Shelter & Residence

Since 1910, the YWCA has provided housing for women in Saskatoon. In addition to housing, the YWCA now helps women, at-risk youth and children by providing employment services, skill development, social clubs and physical activities. Last year the YWCA Saskatoon’s shelter housed 950 women, youth and children.

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  • Saskatoon



Siloam Mission

Since 1987, Siloam Mission has assisted Winnipeg’s inner city community through its programs and services. It provides Winnipeg’s less fortunate with food, clothing, safe shelter, health care, employment training and hope for the future.

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  • Kenaston
  • Crossroads
  • Ellice



Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie

Open 24 hours a day all year round, The Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie helps approximately 1,000 abused women and their children each year. With 27 beds available each night and an off-site outreach office, the shelter helps to support families that would otherwise have nowhere to go.

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  • Barrie


Cambridge Shelter Corporation

Since 2005, Cambridge Shelter Corporation has supported people dealing with some of life’s most challenging issues by providing them with a safe and warm place to stay. In 2011, Cambridge Shelter Corporation served 29,628 dinners, 23,934 breakfasts and provided shelter to 16,134 community members.

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  • Cambridge


YWCA Durham

Y's WISH Shelter opened its doors in 2003 and has been a safe haven and support for thousands of women and children ever since. Y’s WISH stands for Women In Safe Housing. We offer a safe and secure temporary home in our 15 bed shelters. You and your children are welcome regardless of age, ethnicity or sexual orientation. We provide healthy meals and snacks, a comfortable room to sleep, clean washrooms, play room and family room - all in a secure setting. We also offer short term crisis counselling for women and children in individual and group settings.

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  • Oshawa
  • Whitby


Mission Services of Hamilton

Mission Services of Hamilton provides a safe shelter in a judgement-free environment, hot meals, support and kindness to the people of Stoney Creek who need it the most. It is Mission Services’ goal to aid impoverished families, women and children in the hopes of helping them break the cycle of poverty.

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  • Stoney Creek


In From The Cold Emergency Shelter

Established in the winter of 2000, Inn From The Cold Emergency Shelter was opened as a temporary winter overflow shelter to assist other shelters in the Kingston community. Due to demand for shelter beds, Inn From The Cold has operated on a year-round basis since July 2004 and now operates seven days a week - offering those in need a meal upon arrival and breakfast prior to leaving the next day. Inn From The Cold is the largest shelter in the City of Kingston.

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  • Kingston


Mission Services of London

Since 1951, Mission Services of London has been helping people during the toughest times of their lives. Mission Services of London primarily focuses on giving love and respect to men, women and children who struggle with poverty and homelessness. Today, they operate two emergency shelters, a thrift store, outreach programs and a community mental health program.

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  • London


Armagh House

We provide safe and affordable temporary housing to women with or without children who have left abusive relationships. Our programs and services are aimed at helping women develop the skills to live independently, free from violence.

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  • Argentia
  • Etobicoke


Blue Door Shelters

Since 1982, Blue Door Shelters has been an integral part of the York Region community, providing safe, supportive emergency shelter and services for the homeless, families, youth or anyone at risk of becoming homeless.

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  • Newmarket
  • Vaughan Mills


Home Suite Hope

Home Suite Hope fills a much-needed gap in the Halton Region by providing transitional housing to a growing homeless population that requires support beyond what is possible at emergency shelter facilities. Home Suite Hope provides long-term refuge (on average up to 24 months) for low-income, precariously housed, single parent families so that they can have the time necessary to stabilize their lives.

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  • Oakville
  • Burloak-Oakville


Harmony House

Harmony House is a second-stage shelter for women and their children who are survivors of violence. We provide a transitional period from crisis shelter services to independent living in the community. At Harmony House we provide safe and affordable housing up to one year along with programs of individual and group support, accompaniment, advocacy, and referral.

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  • Byward
  • Kanata
  • Barrhaven



Eva’s Initiative operates three specialized shelters, which can house up to 114 homeless youth (aged 16-24) each night. It works directly with each youth who comes in to develop personalized action plans designed to empower them to achieve their goals. Eva’s provides shelter, food, life skills and even job training to vulnerable young adults, as well as a wide variety of programs aimed at reconnecting youth with their families and themselves.

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  • Leaside


Covenant House Toronto

As Canada's largest homeless youth agency, Covenant House Toronto changes lives by providing the widest range of services and support under one roof. A national leader, we educate and advocate for change to help at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth by influencing public policy and delivering prevention and awareness programs.

More than a place to stay, we serve almost 1,000 youth through our 24/7 crisis shelter and transitional housing on-site and in the community and about 2,000 with our comprehensive services, including education, counselling, health care, employment assistance, job training and aftercare, annually.

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  • Queen West
  • King St. East
  • Richmond Hill



La Maison d’Ariane

Since 1985, la Maison d'Ariane's mission has been to accompany women and children who are victims of domestic violence and encourage them to take control back of their lives, while fighting for the elimination of this social problem.

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  • Boisbriand


La Maison de la paix

Since 1990, the mission of the Maison de la paix is to provide educational and vocational training, as well as information, counselling and referral services to help adults and young adults deal with their struggles. They provide a shelter and welcomes up to 70 men and women aged between 18 and 35 years old, for a 3 months period.

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  • Boucherville


Action Nouvelle Vie

Action Nouvelle Vie provides concrete assistance to families and individuals struggling with poverty, with a focus on children's well-being. Every month, the organization helps more than 8,000 disadvantaged people by meeting their basic needs while focusing on their training and social reintegration.

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  • Dix30


Accueil Bonneau

Every day we open our doors to hundreds of homeless people or those at risk of being homeless. Every time, it is people like you—the volunteers, community workers, Sisters, employees, and generous benefactors—who open their hearts and extend their hands to give a little comfort to and to form a bond with those who visit us so that they can take the first step towards reintegrating themselves into society.

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  • Boucherville
  • Boisbriand
  • Vaudreuil
  • Dix30

Old Brewery Mission

The Old Brewery Mission has a rich history spanning more than a century. It was born at the end of the 19th century out of a need to respond to the problems encountered by the first wave of homelessness in Montreal. These days, the organization offers multiple services responding to the needs of homeless people as well as those at risk. It gives them the chance to take control of their own life and to appropriate themselves the place where they belong in the community.

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  • Boisbriand
  • Boucherville
  • Vaudreuil-Dorion
  • Dix30



Since 1993, l’Aiguillage’s mission is to help adults and young adults deal with their different struggles. They provide educational and vocational training, as well as information, counselling and referral services. The shelter welcomes 18 people, for a 1 to 3 months period.

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  • Vaudreuil