Welcome to Out of the Cold
The Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold Program provides safe refuge, warm hospitality and emergency shelter in York Region to the homeless or those in need of food/clothing.
Overnight shelters are operated by various interfaith communities on different nights of the week from November to March.
Homelessness does exist in York Region, and we need your support!
Despite popular belief, homelessness can affect anyone regardless of age, ethnicity or status. It is not just a problem affecting drug users or alcoholics but anyone can face poverty and homelessness during difficult financial hardships.
The Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold Program aims to help individuals who have lost their homes or are at risk of losing their homes by providing emergency shelter, clothing, meals, shower facilities, medical care, or just a compassionate ear. Out of the Cold has improved the lives of many who find themselves on the street during difficult times. An Out of the Cold guest once told one of the volunteers, "I feel like I'm with family when I come here".
While Out of the Cold isn't a solution to the homeless crisis, it is a way to offer immediate assistance and hope to those who are marginalized in our affluent society.
Walk with us on Feb 23rd, and raise funds to help us continue serving those at risk in our region!
Between 6:00 and 8:00 pm a warm, light meal will be served to all walkers and volunteers.
Registration opens at 4:00 pm
All walkers must check-in at registration upon arrival
Please come prepared with:
All cash and cheques payable to "Coldest Night of the Year"
Pledge Sheet with all donor data filled out completely and neatly or post all pledges of cash and cheques online in your personal fundraising page and print off the My Results Form and bring with cash or cheques.
Waiver Form for those 17 and under with parent/guardian signature
For those who chose to pay the non-refundable registration fee, the early bird cost of $25 applies until Sunday, February 17th. After that, the fee will be $40.
2 km walk
5 km walk
10 km walk
Rest stops will be available on all routes.
All routes will be well signed.
Route marshalls, rest stop attendants, and sweep vehicle drivers will be available for support along the route.
All riders 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
Come prepared while keeping an eye on the expected weather.