Holiday Community Resources

Winter clothing

Coats for Kids and families provides free winter coats and accessories for families and individuals. To access the program clients can call 211 or 780-482-4636 outside of Edmonton to find their closest depot.

Gifts and hampers for kids and families

630 CHED Santa’s Anonymous, the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton, and Adopt a Teen programs work together to provide a festive meal and gifts for children and families at Christmas.

Edmonton residents can check with any social agency that they may have a relationship with (many agencies will provide the application forms by mail). Clients may self-refer by December 8, 2018 calling the Christmas Bureau intake phone lines at 780-414-7695.

Winter Holidays/Christmas Meals and Events

See the listing of holiday/Christmas meals at

Campus Food Bank

The Food Camp on campus will be working regular hours before the holiday break and has an Emergency hamper day on January 2, 2018. For more information please visit their website.

Winter Emergency Response Guide

This resource guide contains basic information about agencies, drop-ins, shelters and transportation services operating during the winter season.

Winter Fun

Check out free or low cost activities in the community or the City of Edmonton guide to winter events, festivals, and activities.