Homeless Connect is one of the most important events the Shaw Conference Centre has the privilege of hosting on a bi-annual basis. The Shaw Conference Centre and Homeward Trust, co-founded Homeless Connect in 2008. The event can most easily be thought of as a bi-annual “Fair Trade” event that provides dignity, social and legal services to 1,400 marginalized Edmontonians who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Volunteers share information and services for guests. We leverage our space and event expertise to help Edmontonians who might be marginalized by their circumstances. We’re proud to say we’ve created a successful model that is being looked at by other cities in Canada.
Sunday, April 29, 2018
10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
When the doors open, friendly greeters will meet you and direct you to the registration area. Lunch will be provided to guests, service providers and volunteers starting at 11:15am and ending at 2pm. Homeless Connect Edmonton offers a wide variety of services including dental care, tax preparation, foot care, hair cuts, eye care, legal services, photography, hot meal, health care, birth control, prenatal services, Indigenous services, library cards, telephone and computer access and much, much more. Please note: We no long offer laundry services onsite. ETS service is free on the day of the event. Let your driver know you are going to or coming from Homeless Connect.
The event is spearheaded by Homeward Trust, the organization responsible for implementing Edmonton’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. Visit our blog for more information on this important community initiative.
To make parking easy and stress free, we have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow you to search and reserve parking before your trip or on the go. View real-time availability and pricing at convenient locations within easy walking distance to the Shaw Conference Centre. Simply choose the day you’re attending or update the calendar to fit your schedule and view parking options. Non-reserved parking options are also listed here.
Once booked, your spot is 100% guaranteed at the selected location. Need assistance? Please give Parking Panda a call at (800) 232-6415 to speak with a helpful representative!