About Compassion Society of Halton

Social Services Organization in Burlington, Ontario

We respond to the needs of the community by providing food, clothing, everyday household articles, and referrals to local resources.

The Compassion Society responds to the needs of the community by providing food, clothing, everyday household articles and referrals to local resources. ‚Äč



     As we recognize how much we’ve been given we can also give to others.


    Working in partnership with our volunteers, donors, visitors, and peers benefits the entire community.


    All our interactions are marked with respect, sensitivity, inclusion, and a desire for justice and well-being.


    That all who would interact with Compassion Society would be eager to recommend us to others.


June 3, 2022




This past week, the Compassion Society of Halton moved our entire operations to 1881 Fairview Street, Units 4 & 5 (Brantview Plaza) in Burlington and we will welcome clients back on Monday, June 6th.

Our mission is to respond to the needs of individuals and families struggling in our community by providing necessary items such as fresh and non-perishable food, hygiene/self-care items, clothing, multiple seasonal gift programs, and referrals to local resources and social services.

With the exception of occasional grants that are targeted to specific programs or requirements on behalf of the granting agency, the organization relies on the generosity of the community as it receives no other government funding. It is primarily corporate, community initiatives, and individual donations that keep our doors open and our operations running.  

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.

Our ongoing fixed costs include rent, utilities, and salaries for our one full-time and one part-time employee as well as the cost of maintaining a van that collects donations daily.

”It takes a community of caring, giving, and kind hearted individuals to build, empower and support their neighbours and friends in need. Compassion Society and the people who make up the community of volunteers and donors are exactly that - caring, giving, and kind hearted people who make a huge difference in Halton. This move is a perfect example of how we have accomplished this huge task through immense support of this giving community” Aliya Khawari - Executive Director CSH

Over the course of The BIG MOVE, we received many generous donations of funds, and of time, resources and items required for the new location. For this, we are truly grateful. We would like to thank the following:

  • Burlington Professional Firefighters IAFF 1522
  • Paramedic Services, Halton Region
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim Canada
  • The Bradburn Group (TBG)
  • AVEVA Performance Intelligence
  • Dan Belzowski, Rathcliffe Properties
  • Fast Signs Burlington
  • The Burlington Dads
  • Beatties Business Products
  • The Aldershot Lions Club
  • RioCan
  • Pat DiPaolo
  • Rudy Peternel, Industry Diesel & Turbo Service
  • CanLift Equipment Ltd.
  • Keely Coles, A Room in Mind Inc.
  • Luisa Cardoso, Core Capital Group Inc.
  • The Patrick J McNally Foundation
  • Umicore Autocat Canada Corp
  • UPS Healthcare Canada
  • Chris Jewitt
  • Tsunami Technologies
  • Brendan Hamil
  • Burlington Hyundai
  • Food for Life
  • Stratus Building Solution and Digby Cleaning Solutions
  • Halton Region
  • Lisa Kerns Ward 2 Councillor
  • Kelvin Galbraith Ward 1 Councillor
  • Partnering Aldershot Committee
  • Hunter Frizzle - RF Security Group

And of course, our volunteer base who are the heartbeat of the organization.

Please follow our website and social media accounts for updates and current needs at www.compassionsocietyofhalton.com.

Andrea Dodd

CSH Board Chair