It’s a grinding, life-draining, stomach-churning, anxiety-inducing, day-to-day-living-on-the-edge type of poverty that can suddenly grip anyone - youth, elderly, families, even entire neighbourhoods. Stats don’t lie - chances are, it’s affected someone you know: a friend, your brother... even you.
The Coldest Night of the Year is our response. It’s you and I and all our friends walking together on a cold winter’s night, raising money for dozens of remarkable charities across Canada who faithfully serve the hungry, homeless, and hurting, right here in our towns.
No seriously, the WALK is in your town (or close by). We’re talking Vancouver Island, across the BC interior to Alberta and Saskatchewan, up to the Northwest Territories, back down to Manitoba, skipping around tons of locations across Ontario, hopping over to Quebec, to our friends in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI, all the way up to Newfoundland and Labrador. Across the country, tens of thousands of people are coming together and filling the streets - despite the cold, because of the cold - to show they care. That’s what makes it Canada’s largest (unofficial) national walk for homelessness.
So you should walk with us! We need each other, and we need you. Start a team. Join with some friends. Give. Volunteer. Feel that cold Canadian night in a new way... and start warming it up.
Join us on February 21. And remember, it’s cold out there.