What’s Happened…Happening

Thank you to all the Cyclists! 
September 25th's, 5th Annual Cycle Challenge was the perfect day
- good weather, good fun and all for a good cause.
Thank you to Rick and the team at Mac's Bikes. $8224 was raised!
you for your support!

Annual Harvest Festival

Yet another successful year for this community event. Thank you to Karen and her team of organizers
as well as the vendors, hosts and friends and neighbours who attended.

Read All About It!

Read our latest edition of Street News. The Summer 2016 edition is online now.

SMUN Employment Supports has moved!

Start Me Up Niagara’s ODSP Employment Supports Program has moved on up to a “deluxe” office in the sky! Over the last few years we have seen amazing growth in our ODSP Employment Supports program. We have so many new participants and staff that we have burst out of our downstairs space. We are now […]

Art Me Up – CFBU interview with Aaron

An up close and personal interview on the awesome Brock radio station CFBU (103.7 fm) our with Aaron Wagner, SMUN staff and curator for our collective show at NAC – Art Me Up – An Exhibition “A sight for more eyes”.

Home at Last, Home to Stay

​Hear the voices of what housing actually means from five formerly homeless individuals … Housing First works! 

New Hours!

Start Me Up Niagara has new hours of operation. The upstairs drop-in centre will be closed every Wednesday afternoon at 2pm, while the office downstairs will continue as usual. On the 1st Wednesday of every month both up and downstairs will be closed at 2pm.

Other News

To read other news and archived posts please see the Start Me Up Niagara Blog page.

Outreach Centre

About SMUN

Open 365 days a year, Start Me Up Niagara operates a vibrant Outreach Centre in downtown St. Catharines working with individuals facing significant life challenges.

SMUN Food Plus

Food Plus

Start Me Up Niagara’s 2 acre Green Garden, located at Vineland Research & Innovation Centre has been growing fresh nutritious food for SMUN’s Healthy Kitchen since 2010.