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Toronto St. James Town

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The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk to raise money for local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Join us on February 25, 2023 - team up, fundraise, walk, and gather for good... because it’s cold out there.

About FREEDOMCITY

Freedom City is a registered incorporated faith based Canadian Charity serving communities in Toronto and nearby areas for the past eight years. We are based in the downtown Toronto area of St. Jamestown, which is the most densely populated area in Canada with over 25,000 people living on one City block. St. Jamestown is also a low income community faced with a wide range of challenges - poverty, crime, drugs, mental health issues etc. Our statement of vision is - ‘ to set people free in every area of their lives using all means possible’. We exist to help people at the point of their need, in every way that we can. Our vision is to expand our services into other communities in Canada and other poverty hotspots around the world. We are presently supported in our operations by Government Grants ( strictly for special food purchases) and by small private donors. All of our programs and services are free of charge.


We are an outreach focused organization providing a wide range of programs and initiatives to help people in the Toronto and GTA area. These include - Food distribution, Clothing and Furniture distribution, Apartment Cleanup, Home Visitation, Counseling and Prayer and Community Events. In addition to this we provide food resources to our Network Partners who are involved in community outreaches across the GTA. In 2021 we received and distributed over 700,000 pounds of food valued at over $1.5 M from our Donor Partners ( Second Harvest, Scott Mission, Wholefoods, Grace Place and Others) plus large quantities of clothing and furniture. We currently provide food and other resources to around 2000 persons on a weekly basis.


As a Charity that is presently underfunded, we are excited for the opportunity to partner with Blue Sea Foundation, for our first Coldest Night of the Year fundraising event. We thank you for your generous support.

Event Day Details

Save the date - CNOY Day is February 25, 2023!

Schedule

  • 4:00 pm: Meet Check-in opens
  • 5:00 pm: Move Opening remarks + send-off
  • 6:00 pm: Munch Light meal served
  • 7:00 pm: Mosey Goodbye + Go Home

Not able join us in person on CNOY Day? We hope you'll register to fundraise and walk offsite with friends and family.

Route Details

  • Route Distances: Check out the maps below to see where we will be walking.
  • Rest stop: Keep an eye out for opportunities to rest and refresh with yummy snacks along the route.
  • Signage: All routes will be well-signed with our bold blue CNOY signs.
  • Route Support: Route marshals, rest stop hosts, and support vehicle drivers provide support along the route.
  • 12 and under walkers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Check-In

  • All walkers must check-in personally to participate in the in-person event on Saturday, February 25, 2023.
  • Toques! Fundraising walkers who raise $150+ (or $75+ for those under 18) will receive a CNOY toque as a thank you on event day, while supplies last.

Have questions? Visit the FAQ section!

Handling Money

  • Credit Card: The Best Option! Simple, secure, automatically tax receipted for gifts of $20+. Visit the Donate page, share your personal page link, or have your donor call CNOY Head Office.
  • Cheques: The Old Faithful - made out to Coldest Night of the Year with your name on the Memo line. Mail them to CNOY Head Office along with your completed pledge sheet.
  • Cash: You have 2 options:
  • 1. Login to FundHub, click “Enter $$ and Cheques,” create pledges for your cash donations, pay them off with your personal credit card, and keep the cash. OR...
  • 2. Write a cheque (made out to “Coldest Night of the Year”) for the total amount of cash you’ve collected. Mail it to the CNOY Head Office with your completed pledge sheet.

Waivers

All participants must register online and accept the electronic waiver.

  • Adults: When you register online, you automatically accept an electronic waiver, which is all that is needed for adults.
  • Youth/Children: If you have youth or children on your team, they will need to have their parent or guardian sign a printed paper waiver.
  • Someone on your team (like you!) must take a photo of all child/youth waivers and send them to waivers@cnoy.org.
  • Waivers will be available at check-in on Event Day.

What to Bring

A few common sense suggestions:

  • A cell phone for emergencies (recommended but not required)
  • Good waterproof shoes/boots for walking
  • Warm coat and mitts/gloves
  • Extra snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities
  • Your own water bottle
  • A passion for the charity you're walking and fundraising for!

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Here's a collection of our favourite photos from CNOY 2022 nationwide - special thanks to our many volunteer photographers who sent them in!

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Contact Us


CNOY Toronto St. James Town 2023

The CNOY Team Participant & Donor Services
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 519.603.2250
Email torontostjamestown@cnoy.org

Got questions about the Coldest Night of the Year?
info@cnoy.org | 1.877.743.3413