Founded in 1940 as the Edmonton Council of Social Agencies, the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton was incorporated on June 7, 1973 and is one of Edmonton's longest serving non-profit organizations.
Each year all of Edmonton comes together to ensure that the least fortunate in our community receive a festive food hamper. Through individual and corporate donations, we are able to provide for more than 62,000 Edmontonians in need.
The tradition of sharing continues. Non-denominational and accessible to all, the Christmas Bureau works closely with a number of other organizations to ensure that the money we raise is used effectively without duplication of service. While the process of determining a person's eligibility is a thorough one, it is marked by a spirit of compassion and generosity, respecting his or her dignity, integrity, confidentiality and rights. The Bureau is a registered non-profit society governed by a board of directors and administered by a small staff employed for a portion of the year.