Who We Walk For
Hurting. Without a home. At risk. On the margins.
The people we serve are more than a list of statistics, problems, symptoms and circumstances. The “hungry, homeless and hurting” is a wide brush stroke we use to represent the individuals who benefit from the money raised through the Coldest Night of the Year.
So who are they?
The people who receive assistance through the funds raised through the WALK include those struggling with:
living at or below the poverty line
addictions or substance abuse
community and social support
race or gender discrimination
access to adequate housing
access to adequate food
access to employment
mental health issues
Each local charity that hosts the WALK in their community is known for their commitment to prudently serving people in need. View our list of cities and partners here.
The Coldest Night of the Year partners with these selected organizations to support the work they do to bring hope, help and compassion to those on the margins in their town or city, in the cold winter months when giving is scarce and resources are dwindling.
So that's who we're walking for. People in your community. Neighbours down your street. Kids you see everyday. A family member you love. Maybe you?
To learn more about homelessness in Canada please reference the following links:
The Homeless Hub
The Homeless Hub provides a valuable and extensive library of Canada-specific homeless content. We especially like:
Huffington Post Links
An eclectic list of links on the Huff-post website with various articles on homelessness in Canada
Federal Government Plan
The Canadian Federal Government's "homelessness initiative" can be read here: