Shelters, where the warmth goes

We’ve joined over 30 shelters across Canada in providing 15,000 brand new cozy fleece blankets to those in need. And 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 Kamloops

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 Kelowna

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) Nanaimo

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) Port Coquitlam

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


The Gateway of Hope Surrey

The Gateway of Hope opened its doors in November 2009. The vision for their facility was born from the desire to address the needs of the homeless and the community in a comprehensive way. They help anyone who is in need of shelter, food, and other supportive services by welcoming their guests in, providing a safe environment, and helping them move forward and transform their lives with the help of our partners, volunteers, and programs and services.

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  • Abbotsford
  • Surrey
  • Langley


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) Victoria

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



Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter

Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter helps families who are experiencing violence and abuse - a service that has improved the lives of over 165,000 members of the Calgary community. Each year it serves over 15,000 women, children, youth and men through a number of innovative safety, healing and prevention programs.

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  • Heritage
  • Westhills

Inn From the Cold Calgary

Our mission is to provide shelter, sanctuary and healing to assist homeless children and their families achieve independence.

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  • Roxboro
  • Heritage
  • Crowfoot
  • Coventry Hills


Hope Mission Edmonton

Hope Mission reaches out to Edmonton’s inner city community through special seasonal meals, events and personal contact. Fuelled 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

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+

Safe Harbour Society Red Deer

Born from the merging of three non-profit agencies serving the community of Central Alberta, the Safe Harbour Society provides shelter for those in need. Understanding the difficulty of dealing with addiction issues when basic necessities are not met, the Safe Harbour Society sought out to provide those basics, as well as detox programs for those who could not seek help elsewhere.

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  • Red Deer



Souls Harbour Rescue Mission Regina

Souls Harbour Rescue Mission aims to offer a helping hand to those suffering from poverty and addiction by providing emergency help, food, clothing, shelter and recovery programs. Each night, Souls Harbour Rescue Mission has 24 emergency shelter beds available, totalling over 4,000 nights of shelter a year.

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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 Winnipeg

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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  • Queen West
  • King St. East
  • Richmond Hill


In From The Cold Emergency Shelter Kingston

Established in the winter of 2000, In From The Cold (IFTC) Emergency Shelter was opened as a temporary winter overflow shelter to assist other shelters.  Due to demand for shelter beds, In From The Cold has operated on a year-round basis since July 2004. The shelter works closely with other Kingston shelters: Elizabeth Fry Shelter for Women, Kingston Youth Shelter and Ryandale Shelter for the Homeless (overflow shelter).

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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


Our Place Peel

Our Place Peel provides shelter, support and hope for homeless and disadvantaged youth in Mississauga. Along with an emergency shelter, Our Place Peel provides youth with community outreach services that empower them to take control of their lives while keeping them close to their community.

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  • Mississauga
  • Etobicoke


Blue Door Shelters Newmarket

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 Oakville

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


Cornerstone Community Association Durham

Cornerstone Community Association Durham offers a 24-hour transitional, semi-permanent shelter for the homeless in Durham. The shelter is structured to support individuals who are homeless and in need of additional support.

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  • Oshawa
  • Whitby


Knox Presbyterian Church – Centre 120 (Out of the Cold) Ottawa

When winter comes to Ottawa, Knox Presbyterian Church coordinates the Out of the Cold program. Through this program, it welcomes disadvantaged members of the community and serves them hot meals every Saturday night during the cold winter months. On average, 117 people are served each week with the help of over 200 volunteers.

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  • Ottawa Byward
  • Barrhaven
  • Kanata


Eva’s Scarborough

Eva’s 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

Stoney Creek+

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


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 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 issues. They provide a shelter and welcomes up to 51 people, for a 3 months period.

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  • Boucherville


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


Centres bonséjour

Since 2000, the Bonséjours shelter¹s mission is to help adults deal with their differents struggles. They provide educational and vocational training, as well as information, counselling and referral services. The shelter welcomes 65 people, for a 6 months period.

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  • Boisbriand



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 12 people, for a 1-3 months period.

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  • Vaudreuil-Dorion

La Passerelle

Since 1996, La Passerelle shelter is working on helping women that are victims of domestic violence. They provide educational and vocational training, as well as information, counselling and referral services. The shelter is helping 23 municipalities of Vaudreuil-Soulanges and welcomes up to 15 people, for a 3 month period.

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  • Vaudreuil-Dorion