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The health and wellness of Edmontonians is core to our quality of life.

Edmontonians wishing to support the COVID-19 response and recovery efforts can make donations and volunteer their time.

Don't go to these locations in person. Visit their websites and learn more about how you can safely get involved.

Bissell Centre

Support Bissell Centre’s front-line during Covid-19. Your donation provides vital services necessary in keeping all members of our community healthy and safe. Donate to support our work.

Connect to Give

Many non-profit organizations are dedicated to serving those who are the most vulnerable during this pandemic. Here are listings of organizations in need of various forms of support (financial, supplies and volunteer needs) to support our community.

United Way

The United Way’s Local Love in a Global Crisis campaign is accepting online financial donations to help the most vulnerable as our community responds to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Donate before May 31 and triple your impact. Donations made before May 31 can qualify for matches from the Government of Alberta and the Stollery Charitable Foundation Match Challenge.


Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF)

ECF connects donors to charities and causes that are important to the community. They've committed $500,000 of unrestricted funds to seed the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund to respond quickly to important needs not addressed by others. 

ECF is accepting online financial donations to their fund, which will be matched by the Alberta government between April 15 and May 31, 2020, to maximum levels set by the Province.


Homeward Trust

The “How You Can Help” section on their COVID-19 Resources page includes links to multiple organizations looking for donations: Mustard Seed, e4c, Boyle Street Community Services, Bissell Centre, YESS - Youth Empowerment Support Services.

Homeward Trust

REACH Edmonton

On the REACH Edmonton's COVID-19 Community Database you can find a list of links to organizations looking for financial donations and volunteer support: Campus Food Bank, Edmonton Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, BGCBIGS, VolunteerConnector.

REACH Edmonton

Volunteer Your Time

Alberta Cares Connector

While physical distancing and gathering restrictions are in place, there is still a need for healthy volunteers to help those in need. The Alberta Cares Connector is a one-stop-shop for people looking for ways to help. Volunteers can browse opportunities and filter by location, schedule, activity or cause.

Alberta Cares Connector

Volunteers and volunteer organizations must follow all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect themselves and those they help. Follow these safe volunteering guidelines to ensure your own health and safety while helping others.

Other ideas for volunteering in your community include:

  • Donating blood
  • Checking on neighbours
  • Offering to run errands or grab groceries
  • Donating items to shelters in need


This page is for information purposes only, and the City of Edmonton is not soliciting donations of any kind, financial or in-kind. The City of Edmonton does not endorse, represent, or warrant the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any information provided. Links to other websites are inserted for convenience only and do not constitute endorsement by the City of Edmonton. The City of Edmonton is not liable for any loss resulting from any action taken or reliance made by you on any information listed on this website.

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