Our Impact

Together, we help turn housing into loving homes

From the many reasons why a furniture bank is a valuable resource to our local community the most important is the transformative experience of those facing poverty and the task of rebuilding their lives. Gifting unwanted furniture and household goods helps to build confidence and hope to families who are often going through very uncertain and unpredictable times.

We have a problem in Canada

In Canada, nearly 5 million people live in poverty – that’s approximately 2 million families.

Over half a million Canadian households live in social or affordable housing, with a waitlist of nearly 300,000. When people living in poverty do find housing, they often have no beds to sleep on, places to sit, desks to study at, or pots and pans to cook with.

Our research shows each person moving into an empty apartment requires a minimum of $8,000 in available funds to turn empty housing into a furnished established home.

We're making a difference

When agency caseworkers were asked about the impact of Furniture Banks, the top social impacts for Furniture Bank beneficiary families were:

  • Restoring hope in the future (83%)
  • Improving self-esteem (78%)
  • Improving self-confidence (72%)
  • Creating family stability (72%)

So far...

524

families helped in our community.

Close to 6,000

items delivered to those in need.

366

tonnes of furniture diverted from landfills.

Words from the people we helped

With a furnished home my life has stability now. My self-confidence has grown and this has had a great impact in my professional and personal growth.

- Lucinda

Most of our families do not have access to furniture due to circumstances beyond their control and if it wasn’t for Furniture Bank they would not be able to resettle back into the community. This is a critical service for the most vulnerable in our society creating conditions for the good mental and physical health of our families.

- Case Worker

Oyate tipi is amazing!
They have their own bed bug heat treatment so everything is precautionary treated. The people who work there are amazing! I love this place so much. They furnished my entire apartment.

- Martini Monkman

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