Homeless Connect

Homeless Connect Edmonton is a broad-based community-inspired initiative, providing free appropriate services to people experiencing homelessness and those at risk of becoming homeless, on one day and at one location.

Its mission is to provide services that help open doors out of homelessness, build lasting partnerships, raise public awareness of homelessness in the community, and provide a vehicle for community involvement in addressing the issue of homelessness.


  • Welcome people experiencing homelessness and those at risk of becoming homeless to a non-judgmental day of service.
  • Engage leaders and volunteers in an activity that will increase their knowledge of the issues related to homelessness.
  • Increase public knowledge and awareness of the event and how this event can complement the City of Edmonton’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness.

Examples of Services

Medical Services — immunizations, foot clinic, pregnancy tests, prenatal support

Mental Health and Addiction counselling, Elder counselling

Community services and housing resources

Income Support — Alberta Works on-site resources

Coats, footwear, clothing and Comfort Kits filled with personal care items

Immediate needs — Dental services, hot meals, haircuts, clothing, foot care

Free calls — long distance and local

Get Involved

Throughout the day during each Homeless Connect Edmonton event, about 400 volunteers donate their time to ensure all guests leave with a positive experience. As well, each guest of the event receives a kit filled with personal care items. The Personal Care Kits are filled with items generously donated and packaged by the community at large.

If you would like to donate items for Homeless Connect or would like to volunteer for the event, please contact 780.990.1000.

David OdumadeCare Kits for Homeless Connect