Harvest Festival 2019


 Saturday, September 21st, 11 am - 3 pm 

We are pleased to present our 10th annual Harvest Festival on Saturday,  September 21st, 2019 from 11 am - 3 pm. This event is to celebrate the Queenston Neighbourhood, the artists and businesses of Start Me Up Niagara's Work Action Centre and Art Me Up.

The location this year is St. Barnabas Anglican Church.

There will be lots of activities during the day including food, music, mural painting, art, kids' activities, vendors and crafts, info tables, a bicycle clinic, friends and more!

Street News Latest Edition

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Coldest Night of the Year 2019

We surpassed our goal and raised $126,936 ! A huge thanks to all of our Sponsors, Donors, Walkers, Volunteers and Staff. Your contributions make a world of difference to the people we serve. Start Me Up Niagara sincerely thanks our lead sponsor General Motors Canada for their generous support.
Save the Date—Next year’s walk is on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020.

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.

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.