Christmas Bureau @MLAA_Edmonton A big thank you for your support at this year’s Christmas Luncheon! #itwouldntbexmaswithout
Sharon #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ….. made from scratch Christmas pudding and lemon sauce.
Bruce, Copper Jackets #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... helping the Christmas Bureau through the Face Off Against Hunger Luncheon.
Wendy Batty, Executive Director #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... our great volunteers. Thank you for your support and dedication.
Carla #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout me and my kids watching White Christmas curled up on the couch, with a blanket & popcorn. #Greatful #xmas #family
Christmas Bureau #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... turkey. Here @albertateachers. #thankyou for your support
gawronskiang @ChristmasBureau you bet! #ItWouldntBeXmas Without ... homemade perogies - sour cream on the side :)
Gil ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... my aunt Pat’s sausage rolls ... She died several years ago and I commemorate her by having a Christmas drop
Christopher Weiss #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... shortbread (it reminds me of my grandmother).
hollieonthespin #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... gingerbread cake! #yummy
Willie #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... appetizers, snacks and watching "It’s A Wonderful Life".
Christmas Bureau A big thanks to @BDO_Canada and its staff for supporting us this year! #itwouldntbexmaswithout
Sandi #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... Mom’s Unbelievably Good Brussels Sprouts!
chelseabird3 #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout a #GingerBradPaisley gingerbread house!! @CISNCountry go team!!
RobWilliamsCTV Tradition themed @ChristmasBureau campaign ..we chat w/ Wendy Batty & @EdmontonOilers Pres Kevin Lowe @ 6:52 #itwouldntbexmaswithout #yeg
Oil_Foundation Kevin Lowe & the #OilersLadies are proud to once again be the honorary co-chairs of the @ChristmasBureau. Please support this worthy cause!
Trevor Robb @ChristmasBureau #itwouldntbeXmaswithout Egg nog & Rum :) I had to be honest....Haha
Kim #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... family, especially grandkids!
Stuart #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... Take out Chinese food for Christmas evening.
Christmas Bureau @Oil_Foundation, #CopperJackets - #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... your support. Thanks for all you do!
Christmas Bureau #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .. @CityofEdmonton Fire Rescue accepting @ChristmasBureau donations.
Kevin Lowe, Honorary Campaign CoChair #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton. Please support this worthy cause.
Christmas Bureau #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ..... eggnog. Anthony from @albertateachers
Robert #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... ripple chips and dip.
Leeann #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... perogies.
Christmas Bureau "ItWouldntBeXmasWithout the amazing creative gift from @calderbateman. #thankyou #grateful #amazing #creative
sonic1029 #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... Chocolate
Christmas Bureau @GarageCondos Thanks for the mention. #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout your support. #appreciative #thankful
Matt Bell #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... my Mom’s classic stuffing. There’s a special way she makes it and no one does it better in my eyes!
Barb #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... Pierogies - lots of them. A main staple of Ukrainian meal at Christmas time.
Christmas Bureau @GarageCondos Thanks for the call out. Comes at a good time for us. At 15% of our goal. #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout
sonic102.9 #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... It’s a Wonderful Life
This Bird’s Day @ChristmasBureau #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout MY FAMILY and our three crazy cats!
Christmas Bureau This is what cookie decorating is all about! More in the tummy then on the cookie!!! #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout
SUNAllisonSalz @ChristmasBureau Close! I do love pie. But I can’t live without stuffing. #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout
blarg_is_blarg I know it’s not for everyone, but for me #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout chocolate oranges!
Christmas Bureau #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... scalloped potatoes and family. Taylor
bingofuel #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout coffee and baileys on xmas morning!
sonic1029 #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... Rick Lee
Christmas Bureau @calderbateman @rothandramberg Thank you both for the amazing work. It is a fun campaign! #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout food on the plate! #yeg

Upcoming Events

Dec 3 2014

Bridget Ryan’s Christmas Cabaret & Art Auction
Bridget Ryan and Jason Carter transform the main theatre into...

Dec 12 2014

15th Annual Face Off Against Hunger Luncheon
The 15th Annual Face Off Against Hunger Luncheon, proudly presented...

Dec 16 2014

33rd Annual Christmas Bureau Breakfast
Dentons Canada LLP, in partnership with The Westin Edmonton and...

Dec 19 2014

14th Annual Caroling Sing-Along
 What a great way to spend a lunch hour! Lead by...

Providing a Festive Meal to Edmonton Families in Need

Christmas is a time of caring and sharing, a time for family and friends. For 74 years, we have worked to make sure every Edmontonian in need enjoys a festive meal at Christmastime — warming hearts one plate at a time. Please help us provide families, seniors and individuals in need in our community with the means to serve up their own traditions:
· Donate today to help us reach our goal of providing for 65,000 Edmontonians
Hold a fundraiser at your office, school, church or club
Sponsor a hamper for a family, senior or individual in need
Volunteer to help at our donation desks or events
· Share our messages on 
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Last year alone, we provided food hampers or food gift cards for 62,000 Edmontonians in need with the support of our generous donors, partners and team of over 500 volunteers. As Edmonton’s Christmas charity, we truly are about neighbour helping neighbour during the festive season.

Who We Help

Many clients turn to the Christmas Bureau for a year or two for help during a difficult time. Some have lost their jobs or faced a medical crisis that has left them unable to work. Some, particularly single parents, have returned to school to improve their family’s circumstances. Some have moved to Canada for a better life but struggle with the costs of settling in a new city. And some, especially seniors and Edmonton’s working poor, face a day-to-day battle to meet their needs on a fixed- or low-income.

We work with over 100 social service agencies who refer their clients to the Christmas Bureau. Non-denominational and available to all in need, we provide a one-stop application process for Edmontonians in need of a festive meal, toys for children under 12 (630 CHED Santas Anonymous) and teen gift cards (Edmonton Sun Adopt-A-Teen Program). Learn more about the Christmas Bureau here.

What our clients say

“I just want to thank you for helping me to feel hope this first Christmas since my husband passed away.”

“No one expects to fall on hard times, but it’s nice to know if it ever happens, Edmonton has organizations like the Christmas Bureau to help you out. Thank you for making that one Christmas where I needed help a truly special one.”

"I am so grateful for your organization and the work you do. Thank you so much for this little extra at Christmas when it means so much.”


Established in 1940, the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton is a registered non-profit organization with a  74-year tradition of providing a festive meal to Edmontonians in need.

In 2013, our generous donors provided a festive meal for 13,428 families, 2,676 seniors and 5,653 singles and couples without children.

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