Winter Appeal

Kindle Kindness This Winter

Kindle Kindness this Winter!

Volunteer to Kindle Kindness this Winter & Spread Warmth

Without proper protection, the harsh winter can be a critical threat to those in vulnerable conditions.

This winter, Islamic Relief Canada is working to provide warmth and dignity to over 5,000 people in need across Canada and 7,000 across the world. We are here to serve the most vulnerable with dignity, by providing warm clothing, hot meals, and basic necessities.

With one donation, you can kindle your kindness and help save a life.


8th Annual Winter Assembly and Distribution

As the temperatures continue to plunge dangerously, our efforts will be focused this year  28 cities  and regions across Canada – including Abbotsford, Calgary, Charlottetown, Chilliwack, Edmonton, Halifax, Hamilton, Kamloops, Kelowna, Kingston, Kitchener, Laval, London, Mission, Mississauga, Montreal, New Westminster, Oshawa, Ottawa, Prince George, Regina, Sarnia, Saskatoon, Surrey, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, and Windsor. 

Winter care kits are being built and distributed to the unhoused, those without proper protection or shelter, and families in need. 

They include: 

  • Waterproof winter blanket

  • Winter Scarf

  • Winter Gloves

  • Winter Socks

  • Toque

  • Underwear

  • Granola Bars

  • Soap 

  • Shampoo

  • Chapstick

  • Deodorant

  • Lotion

  • Toothbrush

  • Toothpaste

  • Hand Warmers

  • Face Wipes

Our teams will also be providing hot meals to the unhoused through soup kitchens across the country.

Afghanistan, Bosnia, Jordan, Lebanon & Syria Winter Appeal 

Without adequate shelter, the harsh winter has proven to be a critical threat for those already living in vulnerable conditions. Islamic Relief Canada is working to provide warmth and relief to over 7,000 people in 5 countries: Afghanistan, Bosnia, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. 

Our winter charity appeal provides immediate humanitarian support to families in need, helping them cope during the harsh winter season. These efforts include cash distributions, food vouchers and kits, blankets, sweaters, and other winter essentials. 

Through the Syria winter appeal, we are distributing 450 kg of life-saving pirina fuel. This will provide households with the necessary means to stay warm for 3 months, through heating their homes. All the packages will be distributed to select vulnerable families in targeted areas, including displaced families, female and child headed households, persons with disabilities, families with little/no income, the chronically ill, and orphan households. 

Our Afghanistan winter appeal addresses the main need of local communities as revealed by needs assessments – lack of proper nutritious food. A food pack containing one month's supply of food items and 3 blankets will be distributed to families in Kabul, Balkh, Parwan, Bamiyan, Kandhar, Herat, Kunar, Nangarhar, and Paktika.  

Build Winter Care Kits in Your Community

This winter, Islamic Relief Canada is giving warmth, right here at home. You can be part of our winter appeal , and take action!

Sign up now to volunteer with Islamic Relief Canada and build Winter Kits across Canada! Each Winter Care Kit includes hygiene items, warm clothing, personal protective equipment, sleeping and weather protection items.

Join us for a winter kit assembly date in your region!

Volunteer With Us!

Get involved in this year's Winter Warmth campaign! Sign up now to receive first dibs on details. Volunteer in a city near you between November 29 to December 10th. 


In previous years

Every year, Islamic Relief Canada is committed to providing warmth and dignity to those in need across 26 cities, 7 provinces, and 1 territory.

Over the past 2 years we have:


Hot meals provided


Winter care kits distributed


Community Partners Worked with


People Supported

Thank you, we couldn’t do this without your generous and continued support!

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