Hope began with a meal! From humble beginnings, Reverend Harold Edwardson established a soup kitchen in Edmonton in 1929, to serve hundreds of people struggling with unemployment and homelessness. Today Hope Mission has grown into a not-for-profit Christian social care agency caring for impoverished and homeless men, women, and children in Alberta.

Basic and emergency care are provided to over 800 people daily as well as counsel and referral services for men, women, and youth. Each day Hope Mission provides over 1000 meals and shelter for over 500 people.  Specialized care and treatment are offered for men and women through faith-based addiction treatment programs. Hope Mission also facilitates an after-school recreation and hot meal program for children, summer camps for inner-city children and youth, and operates a year-round Youth Sports Centre.

Hope Mission continues to reach out to the inner city community through special seasonal meals and events and personal contact. They operate a 24/7 Rescue Van which provides emergency care for people in need as well as an inner-city community church. Counselors, chaplains, and volunteers visit people on the street, in prisons, hospitals, and in other agencies. Furthermore, Hope Mission’s Hope Bargain Shoppe provides clients with clothing, blankets, and workwear while generating revenue that directly supports our programs and services.

This Fall/Winter 2022 we donated close to 1000 pairs of socks to the local Calgary branch. We drove down and delivered the socks, got a tour of their facility, and got to talk to some amazing volunteers who do great work! This was part of an internal team initiative of wanting to do lots of good this holiday season! We were able to narrow down 4 local charities to donate to and we were more than happy to help support Hope Mission.

To learn more about ways you can help, visit their website: https://hopemission.com/.