About the Event

Canada's National Walk for Homelessness!

The Coldest Night of the Year is a super-fun, family-friendly fundraiser that raises money and awareness for local charities serving hungry, homeless and hurting families and youth in 120 communities across Canada.


Saturday, February 24, 2018


Registration opens at 4:00 pm in most locations with walkers released by 5:15 pm returning an hour or two later for a warm cup of stew, chili or soup. Find out details about your location here.


Participants register online to walk 2, 5 or 10km on a safe, looping 5km route mapped out and signed for them with a rest stop or two and route marshalls along the way to guide them safely.



Everyone is welcome. CNOY is very family-friendly. Walkers will range in age from toddlers with parents to active seniors. There is a route for everyone to enjoy.


Teams and participants register online here and then use our world-class online fundhub to set-up their fundraising page, add a photo and message and email and thank donors who get receipted within minutes of their secure online gift.


By walking at dusk during a cold winter's night you'll feel a hint of the challenge faced by those experiencing homelessness during winter. And, by fundraising, you'll be contributing much-needed money to a charity in your town bringing hope and help to people in your community who need support.

"Since 2011 CNOY has raised over $16,500,000 with 75% of all funds raised allocated as grants"

Got questions about the Coldest Night of the Year?
info@blueseafoundation.org / 1.877.743.3413