On one day, at one location, Homeless Connect Edmonton works with guests experiencing homelessness, or who are at risk of experiencing homelessness, to access essential and dignity-enhancing services. Our guests have the opportunity to create genuine connections within the community, share their stories with volunteers and build relationships with representatives from various community organizations which they can carry on after the event. Homeward Trust coordinates Homeless Connect Edmonton in collaboration with Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, Edmonton Convention Centre, United Way and community leaders representing various sector organizations and agencies.
To provide services that will create paths 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.
What We've Achieved
Homeless Connect Edmonton is the largest event of its kind in Canada, with 1500-2000 guests accessing 70 services, with the help of more than 300 volunteers.
The Edmonton Convention Centre hosted the first event in 2008. Since 2009, Homeless Connect Edmonton has held two events each year - in the spring and fall.
Homeless Connect Sunday, October 6, 2019