Coldest Night of the Year

The Coldest Night of the Year is a fun, family-friendly annual walk-a-thon that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in the Niagara Region. Our goal is that no one walks alone.

Helping the Vulnerable in Our Community

"Approximately 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness each year, and there are even more who are underhoused. Housing advocates say these figures may increase, due to economic instability during the coronavirus pandemic." The United Way, Canada.

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Walk With Us!

Coldest Night of the Year is a fun, family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in our community.

Walkers can opt for a 2km or 5km route to help raise much needed revenue for Start Me Up Niagara while experiencing a hint of the challenges faced by those dealing with the reality of homelessness.

To fundraise and walk with us on February 24th, 2024, visit

Walk with us: Experience of the harsh winter elements, even if only for a short period of time

Donate to us: Come together as a community and meet other like-minded individuals

Support us: Meet the people behind the scenes, making magic happen every day

Sponsor us: community businesses are invited to sponsor this exciting event at various levels of support. Advertising your business is our business.

Celebrate our STC community effort!

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Fundraise and walk with us on February 24th. 

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Walking Together

Start Me Up Niagara walked to raise $175,000 last year!

The Coldest Night of The Year allows us to continue to provide vital programs including our Resource Drop-In Centre, housing supports, employment, food security, transportation and the mobile closet.

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Your donations go directly to frontline service and supports for our participants who experience homelessness and other mental health and addictions issues.

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