Compassion Society of Halton

Offering Community Support Services across Halton

Non-perishable, perishable & frozen food items | Hygiene | Self-care items | Clothing | Special seasonal programs | Social services

Serving across Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills, Acton and Georgetown.

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About Us

The Compassion Society is driven by a team of amazingly dedicated volunteers with the gift of time. The organization’s volunteers, two staff, and board actively solicit monetary donations, in-kind donations, and gifts that enable us to serve all the families that come to us in need.

How to help

  • Few things in life are as rewarding as knowing you have done something in a very tangible way to help someone less fortunate than yourself.
  • You can experience that feeling by becoming a Compassion Society Volunteer.
  • Our volunteers are the backbone of our charity. Duties range from sorting clothing, assisting clients with finding items, setting up, cleaning, distributing food, stocking shelves and administrative tasks.
  • We hope you’ll consider becoming one of our volunteers. You’ll be doing something REALLY worthwhile!



Body wash, Deodorant Diapers - size 6, Feminine Hygiene Products (pads & tampons, NO LINERS), Laundry detergent, Shampoo, Toilet Paper
Canned Meats and Fish, Canned tomatoes (paste, diced or pureed), Canned Vegetables (corn without cream, peas, carrots and mixed), Cereal, Cooking oil, Fruit Juice boxes, Instant Coffee, Oatmeal, Pasta sauces, Peanut Butter, Sugar, Tea, Vinegars, White flour
Food Bank Ontario

Toiletries and Personal Care:

  • Body wash
  • Deodorant
  • Diapers - size 6
  • Feminine hygiene products (pads & tampons, NO LINERS)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper

No Furniture Donations!

Food items:

  • Cereal
  • Canned Meats and Fish
  • Canned tomatoes (paste, diced or pureed)
  • Canned Vegetables (corn without cream, peas, carrots and mixed)
  • Cereal
  • Cooking oil
  • Fruit Juice boxes
  • Instant Coffee
  • Oatmeal
  • Pasta sauces
  • Peanut Butter
  • Sugar
  • Tea
  • Vinegars
  • White flour


  • Seasonal

    Spring, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Canada Day  and Back to School are all great reasons to celebrate our clients and give out gifts to support that!

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  • Holidays

    Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and Halloween are all busy times as we work to ensure families have meals, gifts and fun!

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  • Personal Growth

    We give job seekers information and training to feel confident during interviews. We do a suit drive, to dress them for success and have many services booths that run every month to support our clients!

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Click to see a list of all our programs


As I begin my tenure as Executive Director, I cannot be more honoured and appreciative to be a part of the Compassion Society's leadership team to lead our organization into the future.
Food and clothing insecurity are significant issues affecting individuals, families, and communities locally in Halton and Canada. Compassion Society is working towards a hunger-free community.

I believe that the most important aspect of our work is all the ways in which we engage the community around food & clothing. Food is essential to life and health, but our work also recognizes that community – and having a place to go, and a sense of connection and belonging is also essential to the holistic health and well-being of the individual.

Compassion Society of Halton recognizes that and ensures this is reflected for all who engage with us – community, volunteers, staff, partners & stakeholders alike.  

The most rewarding aspect of my job is working with people and knowing that our work directly impacts the health and well-being of others. We have a wonderful complement of volunteers, Board of Directors, and staff members committed to our organization’s values.
Our primary sources of funding comes from our generous donors.  The best way to support the work of The Compassion Society is to give generously when and where possible.  Share this message with your networks and look for creative ways to engage with our organization!

I look forward to hearing from you.

O’neil Edwards


  • Social Services Burlington

    "We arrived in Canada we didn't know what to do. Generosity from Compassion Society went a long way..."

  • Burlington Charity

    "I didn't think people really cared about my problems. With Compassion Society they really did!"

  • Non-Perishable Food Items Burlington

    "I can't thank Compassion Society enough for helping me through a really tough time and getting me back on my feet..."

  • Food Bank Ontario

    "After the fire, we didn't know where to turn. Compassion Society was there for us with food and clothing."

Clients Only - Food Pick Up Hours Are:
  • Mondays: 12 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Wednesdays: 4 PM - 7 PM
  • Fridays: 12 PM - 3:30 PM
Donation Days & Hours:
  • Mondays: 9 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Wednesdays: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Fridays: 9 AM - 3:30 PM