hollieonthespin #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... gingerbread cake! #yummy
Christmas Bureau @MLAA_Edmonton A big thank you for your support at this year’s Christmas Luncheon! #itwouldntbexmaswithout
Willie #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... appetizers, snacks and watching "It’s A Wonderful Life".
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!
Christmas Bureau #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .. @CityofEdmonton Fire Rescue accepting @ChristmasBureau donations.
Christmas Bureau @GarageCondos Thanks for the mention. #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout your support. #appreciative #thankful
Christmas Bureau #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... turkey. Here @albertateachers. #thankyou for your support
Christopher Weiss #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... shortbread (it reminds me of my grandmother).
Christmas Bureau A big thanks to @BDO_Canada and its staff for supporting us this year! #itwouldntbexmaswithout
SUNAllisonSalz @ChristmasBureau Close! I do love pie. But I can’t live without stuffing. #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout
Christmas Bureau @Oil_Foundation, #CopperJackets - #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... your support. Thanks for all you do!
Bruce, Copper Jackets #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... helping the Christmas Bureau through the Face Off Against Hunger Luncheon.
blarg_is_blarg I know it’s not for everyone, but for me #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout chocolate oranges!
Sandi #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... Mom’s Unbelievably Good Brussels Sprouts!
Robert #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... ripple chips and dip.
sonic1029 #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... Chocolate
Sharon #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ….. made from scratch Christmas pudding and lemon sauce.
Stuart #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... Take out Chinese food for Christmas evening.
Kim #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... family, especially grandkids!
RobWilliamsCTV Tradition themed @ChristmasBureau campaign ..we chat w/ Wendy Batty & @EdmontonOilers Pres Kevin Lowe @ 6:52 #itwouldntbexmaswithout #yeg
gawronskiang @ChristmasBureau you bet! #ItWouldntBeXmas Without ... homemade perogies - sour cream on the side :)
Trevor Robb @ChristmasBureau #itwouldntbeXmaswithout Egg nog & Rum :) I had to be honest....Haha
Christmas Bureau "ItWouldntBeXmasWithout the amazing creative gift from @calderbateman. #thankyou #grateful #amazing #creative
Christmas Bureau @GarageCondos Thanks for the call out. Comes at a good time for us. At 15% of our goal. #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout christmasbureau.ca/donate
Gil ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... my aunt Pat’s sausage rolls ... She died several years ago and I commemorate her by having a Christmas drop
chelseabird3 #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout a #GingerBradPaisley gingerbread house!! @CISNCountry go team!!
Christmas Bureau This is what cookie decorating is all about! More in the tummy then on the cookie!!! #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout
Carla #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout me and my kids watching White Christmas curled up on the couch, with a blanket & popcorn. #Greatful #xmas #family
sonic102.9 #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... It’s a Wonderful Life
Christmas Bureau #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ..... eggnog. Anthony from @albertateachers
Barb #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... Pierogies - lots of them. A main staple of Ukrainian meal at Christmas time.
Oil_Foundation Kevin Lowe & the #OilersLadies are proud to once again be the honorary co-chairs of the @ChristmasBureau. Please support this worthy cause!
Christmas Bureau @calderbateman @rothandramberg Thank you both for the amazing work. It is a fun campaign! #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout food on the plate! #yeg
Christmas Bureau #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... scalloped potatoes and family. Taylor
bingofuel #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout coffee and baileys on xmas morning!
Kevin Lowe, Honorary Campaign CoChair #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton. Please support this worthy cause.
Leeann #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... perogies.
sonic1029 #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... Rick Lee
This Bird’s Day @ChristmasBureau #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout MY FAMILY and our three crazy cats!
Wendy Batty, Executive Director #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... our great volunteers. Thank you for your support and dedication.

Providing a Festive Meal to Edmonton Families in Need

Great Canadian Giving Challenge

WIN $10,000!

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge has begun!

This challenge is sponsored by GIV3 Foundation and CanadaHelps and will run for the entire month of June 2015. Challenge begins June 1, 2015 at midnight Newfoundland Daylight Time (NDT) and ends on June 30, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

For every $1 donated (minimum $3 donation required to get an entry) to the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton, we will receive one entry into the month-end draw. For example, if you donate $25 to the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton through GIV3 Foundation or CanadaHelps, we will receive 25 entries in the draw. On Canada Day, July 1, 2015, they will be drawing one entry that will receive a prize of $10,000.


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Ways to Donate

Christmas is a time of caring and sharing, a time for family and friends. Since 1940, 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.

It’s not too late to donate.  Donations accepted year round!

* Donate online
* Call the Christmas Bureau at 780 454 6074
Your donations can still make a difference.

“When I was very young, I remember that special day that came once a year right before Christmastime. My mom would wait by the window with sheer excitement for her Christmas Bureau food hamper. A very nice person would always come and ring our doorbell carrying that big box that brought so much joy to my mom. We always had the best Christmas dinner because of the delicious treats donated by really big-hearted people. I have never forgotten how the kindness of others helped my mother get through a very difficult time in our lives. I knew that one day I wanted to be able to return that joy to others, just as the Christmas Bureau did for us!”

Daisy, past client and current Christmas Bureau supporter

Christmas Bureau Achieves Accreditation from Imagine Canada’s Standards Program

Designed to strengthen public confidence in the charitable and non-profit sector, the Imagine Canada’s Standards Program offers accreditation to charities and non-profits that can demonstrate excellence in five key areas:
• board governance;
• financial accountability and transparency;
• ethical fundraising;
• staff management; and,
• volunteer involvement.

“It’s no small feat for an organization to earn Standards Program accreditation,” says Bruce
MacDonald, President and CEO of Imagine Canada. “It’s a rigorous, peer-reviewed process that is meant to build public trust and confidence in the charitable sector. These organizations take accountability and operational transparency very seriously. We’re glad to have the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton on board.”

Organizations that achieve accreditation sign a licence agreement allowing them to use the program trustmark for five years. When Canadians see this trustmark on a charity or non-profit’s website or fundraising and promotional materials, they can be confident that the accredited organization has successfully demonstrated compliance with the standards. For accredited organizations, compliance with the standards will be monitored via both spot audits and complaints-based investigations over the five years.

“The goals of Imagine Canada’s Standards Program are to increase the transparency of charities and non-profits, and to strengthen public confidence in organizations and the sector as a whole,” says Tom Sides, Chair of the board of directors of the Christmas Bureau. “Trust and transparency is the foundation for what matters to us, our donors, volunteers and stakeholders. This accreditation invests in what matters.”

Accreditation is only part of the Christmas Bureau’s commitment to transparency and trust. The Christmas Bureau also operates under the spirit of intent of the following:
• Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation, Government of Canada
Canadian Code of Practice for Consumer Protection in Electronic Commerce, Government of Canada
Canadian Marketing Association Code of Ethics and Standards of Practises, Government of Canada
PIPA – Personal Information Privacy Act, Government of Alberta
PIPEDA – Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act , Government of Canada

All fundraising professionals employed by the Chirstmas Bureau agree to, operate and sign the Association of Fundraising Professionals’s Code of Ethical Principles and Standards.


Established in 1940, the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton is a registered non-profit organization with a  75-year tradition of providing a festive meal to Edmontonians in need.

In 2014, our generous donors and supporters provided a festive meal for 14,500 families, 2,893 seniors and 5,491 singles and couples without children.

The Standards Program Trustmark is a mark of Imagine Canada used under licence by the Chritsmas Bureau of Edmonton as an accredited organization for excellence in nonprofit accountability, transparency and governance.

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