Coldest Night of the Year 2019

We surpassed our goal and raised over $121,000!

A huge thanks to all of our Sponsors, Donors, Walkers, Volunteers and Staff. Your support makes a world of difference to the people served by Start Me Up Niagara!

Next year's walk is on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020  - Save the Date.

Start Me Up Niagara
sincerely thanks


Lead Sponsor

St. Catharines Professional Firefighters

Coldest Night of the Year 2019

Walk with us on Saturday, February 25, 2017 in the Coldest Night of the Year, a fantastically fun, family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in over 100 communities across Canada. Help us achieve our 2016 fundraising goal of $100,000.

Walk with us on Feb 23, 2019

Our St. Catharines CNOY 2019 WALK will take place on Saturday, February 23rd. Walkers can opt for a 2km, 5km or 10km route to help raise much needed revenue for Start Me Up Niagara while experiencing a hint of the challenges faced by those dealing the reality of homelessness.

Out of the Cold 2018-19

Out of the Cold St. Catharines is now operating for the Winter 2018-19 season (Nov 1st, 2018 until Mar 31st, 2019). Out of the Cold offers a hot meal with the option of a bed for the night. The meal and bed are provided at separate locations each night and the locations vary each day of the week. See inside for the weekly schedule or call 211 for locations.

Street News Latest Edition

Street News, our community newspaper, conveys Voices from the Streets—a paper by and for those living close to the streets. Each exciting issue is packed full with News, Information, Stories, Poetry, Photography and Art. The latest edition of Street News, is now available online. Read it today.

WAC Open House

Join us for the Grand Opening of our new Work Action Centre at 203 Church Street on Friday, October 27th from 2 to 4 p.m. Come see our new location, enhanced skill development facilities, business supports & artistic client retail space. Light Refreshments provided.

Outreach Centre

About SMUN

Open 365 days a year, our vibrant Outreach Centre offers daily drop-in offers hot coffee & refreshments, recreational activities, computer & WiFi access. Hot lunches are served on weekends and holidays.

Work Action Centre

About SMUN  Work Action Centre

Our Work Action Centre offers employment and business supports including enhanced skill development assistance, computer learning lab and artistic retail space.