Help us Help Others

Your generous donations help us offer more great programs to the families we support. You can get involved in a variety of ways:

Give the gift of mental health

According to Stats Canada, our country is experiencing a mental health crisis but millions of Canadians who are facing a mental health challenge right now do not have access to help. Without the ability to navigate their mental health concerns easily, they remain vulnerable to a range of problems like food insecurities, loss of children, homelessness, intimate partner violence, addictions, and incarceration. And, once someone has entered “the support system,” their family’s reliance on it continues for generations. Together, we can stop the cycle.    

At AO, we have a lofty goal: we want to prevent these societal challenges by helping people at risk improve their mental health and make them employable so they can live prosperous lives instead of becoming trapped in poverty. We need your help. We have built a revolutionary self-guided software system for mental health management and outcomes. Our AONest™ system helps people navigate their mental health concerns and build their emotional resilience without needing to talk to a therapist. We have a large wait list of individuals who are unable to benefit from the solution without your help. They are supported by social service agencies. Others live on First Nations reserves.

Your generous donations will make it possible to put a free copy of AONest into the hands of the individuals who need it.

Our solution works like this:

  1. Use AONest to teach people essential life skills and provide self-guided mental health therapy and resilience strategies so they will have the capacity to solve their own problems.
  2. Help them become employable so they can set themselves up to have any life they want.  

Imagine a world where every Canadian had access to mental health therapy followed by support to help them find a job. They could enjoy a prosperous future of employment instead of a life of poverty.

Your support will enable us to:

  • Make AONest free to those who need it most.
  • Enhance the system so anyone can use it to improve their mental health and resilience.

This is your opportunity to support reconciliation and make a lasting impact. Please donate today so we can deliver the gift of mental health to everyone who needs it.  

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Spirit Bundle Donations

If you would like to support this program, please consider donating any of these items below:

  • Cleaning supplies (disinfectant, laundry soap, dish soap, etc.)
  • Diapers (For ages 3 and up)
  • Toiletries (shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
  • Toilet paper, tissues, and paper towels
  • Children’s clothing (new or used)
  • Bicycles – children, youth, and adult (new or used)       
  • Scooters (new or used)
  • Tricycles (new or used)
  • Child carriers for bikes (new or used)
  • Helmets (new)
  • Training wheels (new or used)
  • Bicycle pumps (new or used)
  • Bicycle repair parts (new or used)
  • Gardening supplies (pots, seeds, etc.)
  • Homemade face masks (children and adult sizes)

Items can be dropped off at our location at 236 Woodhaven, Kitchener, for a contactless drop-off we have bins available in our front vestibule.

Our office in Kitchener is open from Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please note that we receive our food truck donations on Monday’s, however, you can drop in during our office hours.

To arrange a specific drop-off time call us at 519-208-5333, or email us at info@aocan.org.

Gifts in Kind

Seasonal Gift Programs

We run a series of seasonal drives throughout the year and families sign up to receive gifts. We gladly accept donations of items for Christmas bundles, Halloween Costume bundles, and Back-to-School bundles.

  • Please contact us before dropping off any items to ensure we have space.
  • We offer a pickup service if you cannot transport your donations to our centre of healing.  

AO Care Kit Program

Many corporate and group volunteers participate in our AO Care Kit Program and volunteer to pack kits for the individuals and families we support. To get started, fill out the form on the Kits for a Cause website and their team will guide you through the process and ensure a seamless experience. Please visit Anishnabeg Outreach Training and Employment Inc – Kits for a Cause.

Wish List

Alternatively, why not consider making a donation through our online Wish List? It includes pre-packed items (e.g., back-to-school kits and hygiene bundles) that our families love. You will receive a tax receipt whenever you purchase any items through our Wish List.

Donate a Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for Anishnabeg Outreach. Free towing is provided in most areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to Anishnabeg Outreach through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction (depending on its condition, age and location). Donate a Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for Anishnabeg Outreach to benefit. After your vehicle donation is complete, you will receive a tax receipt and we will put your gift to good use. Please click here to donate a vehicle.