News & Events


The Centre of Hope’s Third Annual Moonlight Classic

We would love to see you at The Centre of Hope’s THIRD ANNUAL MOONLIGHT CLASSIC.  This unique and fun event in Fort McMurray is scheduled for SATURDAY JUNE 21st, 2014 at Miskanaw Golf Club. The event starts at 8:00pm at MacDonald Island NORTH ballroom (closest to the golf course). 10:00pm Texas Scrambler Par 3 game begins 1:00am-3:00am:  We will have an “after-party” at the FOX DEN lounge where prizes, Gourmet BBQ and Live Music will be enjoyed. A huge thank you to our PLATINUM media Sponsor: MIX 103.7 Our Gold …

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Hope in the ART

INSPIRING HOPE IN THE ART   ART has the ability to inspire reflection, expression, understanding, and most importantly, HOPE.  The Centre of Hope in collaboration with Arts Council Wood Buffalo, “I am a person first” Stigma Reduction Program, and Northern Lights Health Foundation invites you to participate in HOPE IN THE ART on Monday, May 26, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Keyano Art Gallery.  This interactive creative reflection will officially kick off Homelessness Awareness Week in Wood Buffalo.   Visual artists of all kinds are invited to display two-dimensional artworks that explore the themes of what homelessness means to them and …


Thank you Fullview

This amazing website and the majority of what the Centre of Hope does print and design wise would not be possible without the support of the Fullview Design team. Today we just want to offer them a heartfelt thank you!  Check out this video we found from when we first re-branded the Centre of Hope. FULLVIEW DESIGN    

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Hope in the Dark Presented by ATCO GAS

We hope you can make it out to Hope in the Dark event on May 31st, 2014.  This event is in support of the Centre of Hope and is about raising awareness of homelessness in our community. We invite members of our municipality to give up their beds for one night of sleeping rough. Although this is an event to raise awareness of a serious issue in our community, we have some fun in store for participants; including: Live music, Fire barrels, Scrumptious BBQ, and awareness activities throughout the night! …


A Thank you to our Volunteers

Each year the Centre of Hope is blessed with so many fantastic volunteers. Individuals that give selflessly of their evenings and their early mornings to assist the Centre of Hope events and our intake program. At least once a month we see a few volunteers come into the Centre of Hope to help assist us with patron care; each year we utilize at least 100-200 volunteer’s for our events and honestly, we just wouldn’t be able to do it without them!  We are grateful for week’s like VOLUNTEER WEEK to …


8th Annual KD Gala

October 26th, 6pmFellowship Baptist Church  Every year the Centre of Hope hosts the KD Gala in the Fall in honour of the Fort McMurray United Way during their annual fundraising drive. The KD Gala is well-known for its unique dinner where each dish is created with Kraft Dinner.  Year after year our staff volunteer to create gourmet dishes out of KD, including Chicken Keema Kraft Dinner and our infamous KD Pizza.  The event hosts a live and silent auction as well as a chance to come out and learn a little …

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4th Annual SubZero Challenge: $40,000 BELOW ZERO

$40,000.00 Below ZERO; Help the Centre of Hope Heat The Streets On December 01st 2014 the Centre of Hope launched it’s 4th Annual Subzero Challenge: $40,000 Below Zero. We hope to raise $40,000 by March 01st 2014 with all proceeds going towards our Extended Hours Program. This program is crucial to the Centre of Hope as it allows us to stay open and provide much needed services on weekends and holidays. Last year with the amazing efforts put in by our Region: $42,269.66 was what we raised for warm winter clothing …


Awareness WEEK Giving Light to Homelessness in #ymm

May 25-30, 2015 Join us during this week as we raise awareness of homelessness in our region. Stay tuned for more information on upcoming events throughout this week OR if you would like to host an awareness event please contact Hope in the Dark will close out our Awareness Week on May 30th. We are asking that the public give up their bed for one night of sleeping rough. Participants will enjoy a BBQ dinner presented by ATCO Gas, live music and awareness activities; we encourage you to bring …



For anyone who knows me, it is no surprise that the Centre of Hope is very near and dear to my heart.  From the moment I walked in the doors of that “little building on Franklin Avenue” almost seven years ago, my life has never been the same.  I fell head over heels in love with the mission and values of the agency, and with the amazing work that it did in the community.  Throughout the years I had remained a strong supporter and friend of the Centre, until 2 …


We are thinking of you Phil! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Latest news release by Russell Thomas, Dare2Dream Communications Director : We are beyond grateful for all the support our community has showed to Phil and Ski for Hope.