Canada's Most Comprehensive Furniture Bank Directory

Find your local furniture poverty reuse organization.

Furniture banks are registered charities, not-for-profit organizations or social purpose organizations designed to provide gently used household furnishings to individuals and families in need, at little or no cost. If you are in need of furniture or have furniture you would like to donate, find a furniture bank near you in our directory.

Search our Canadian directory of furniture reuse social purpose organizations.

Please check the individual furniture bank’s website for more details and how to access their services.

Alberta

Shoestring Warehouse

4101 54 Ave, Red Deer
This program operates through The Outreach Centre. We accept donations of used household items that are still in good condition and can be redistributed.

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Women In Need Society (WINS)

137, 7007 54th St SE (Bay 26), Calgary, AB T2C 3C2
Women in Need Society (WINS) is an award winning not-for-profit organization and Calgary based shopping alternative investing in the social wellbeing of community.

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FIND Edmonton

5120 122 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
Find is a social enterprise with two goals: providing essential furnishings free of charge to individuals and families who are moving out of homelessness, and supplying low-cost, quality furniture and housewares for sale to the public.

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British Columbia

HomeStart Foundation

Sunset, Vancouver, BC
HomeStart Foundation is a non-profit Christian humanitarian organization helping people re-establish a home. Working in partnership with over 70 member agencies, we give donated home furnishings to people in need.

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Shelter To Home

3255 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver, BC V7R 2P1
We’re providing furniture and household items to people on the North Shore transitioning from homelessness to independent living.

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Manitoba

Oyate Tipi Cumini Yape

606 Selkirk Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2W 2N1
Oyate Tipi is a non-profit organization located in Winnipeg which accepts donations of gently used household goods and furniture. All items are then distributed to women and children who are trying to better themselves by escaping poverty and/or abusive situations.

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Hands of Hope

50 Barnes St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 4Z7
Hands of Hope provides free furniture and household goods to people in need. Our vision is to replace poverty with hope by providing a means for our community to care for one another. In the past 15 years we’ve helped over 62,000 individuals – that’s about 10% of the total population of Winnipeg.

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New Brunswick

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Lancaster Baptist Church

606 Selkirk Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2W 2N1
Oyate Tipi is a non-profit organization located in Winnipeg which accepts donations of gently used household goods and furniture. All items are then distributed to women and children who are trying to better themselves by escaping poverty and/or abusive situations.

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Newfoundland

Home Again

Division No. 1, Subd. D, NL
Home Again Furniture Bank is a nonprofit organization that provides gently-used furniture and household items to individuals and families in need. We work through a referral system of local agencies to help end furniture poverty.

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Nova Scotia

Ontario

Helping Families in Need Society

Collingwood, Clearview, ON
We with over 85 community, government and charitable organizations to directly help more than 1,300 families each year. Our community stretches across the Lower Mainland.

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Impact Solutions

534 Queens Ave, London, ON N6B 1Y6
Impact Junk Solutions operates “The Furniture Bank” which is primarily for people getting housed after experiencing homelessness.

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Windsor Furniture Bank

371 Wyandotte St W, Windsor, ON N9A 5X3
Habitat For Humanity is spearheading this new incarnation of the Windsor Furniture Bank, overseeing the pickup and sales of gently used furniture.

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After The Curb

Barrie, Ontario
After the Curb is a non-profit located in Barrie, ON that operates based on the principles of sufficiency, recovery and compassion. We believe that life is abundant when we come together.

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JRCC Furniture Depot

1416 Centre St Unit 6, Thornhill, ON L4J 8A1
The JRCC Furniture Depot helps people with limited means settle and create a home by providing them with furniture free of charge.

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Helping With Furniture

1455 Michael Street – Unit #3 Ottawa, ON, Canada K1B 3R3
Helping with Furniture (HWF) is a volunteer-run charitable organization providing gently used furniture and household items for those in the Ottawa area who are restarting their lives because of situations of hardship.

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My Furniture Bank

505 Iroquois Shore Rd Unit 8, Oakville, ON L6H 2R3
The Mississauga Furniture Bank (MFB) recycles new and gently used household furnishings from individuals and corporate donors to our client base which includes women and children, refugees, the homeless, families living below the poverty line and victims of domestic violence.

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Niagara Furniture Bank

211 Church St, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3E8
Niagara Furniture Bank collects gently used home furnishing in order to provide individuals and families in Niagara Region with the beds, tables, chairs and other furnishings that turn “shelter” into “homes”.

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Matthew House Ottawa

340 Legget Drive Door #53, Kanata, ON K2K 1Y6
Matthew House Ottawa is a faith-based, volunteer-driven, charitable organization that helps Ottawa’s marginalized population to establish connected, safe, healthy, and dignified homes within our community.

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Furniture Bank

25 Connell Ct, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1E7
Canada’s largest operating Furniture Bank. Established in 1998, Furniture Bank is a Toronto based charity and social enterprise that transfers gently used furniture and household goods donated by individuals & corporations, to people in need of a fresh start.

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quebec

Welcome Collective

258 Avenue Bloomfield, Outremont, QC H2V 3R4
About the Welcome Collective WHAT WE DO We provide better access to a new start by reducing the stress, isolation, and other difficulties faced by

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Atelier De Recuperation St. Joseph

20 Boulevard du Saguenay E, Chicoutimi, QC G7H 1K3
About Atelier De Recuperation St. Joseph In a community action framework, the main goals of the Recovery Workshop appear as follows: Help low-income people acquire

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Comptoir Familial De Terrebonne

529 Rue Saint-Louis, Terrebonne, QC J6W 1J1
About Comptoir Familial De Terrebonne In a desire to change fundamental things in society and to bring relief to misery by simple and concrete gestures.

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Entraide Familiale De L’Outaouais

396 Rue Notre Dame, Gatineau, QC J8P 1L5
Entraide familial de l’Outaouais is the only recognized and funded basic needs support organization that donates furniture and household appliances to low-income families and the homeless in the area.

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La Meublerie

524 Boulevard de la Grande-Baie-Sud, La Baie, QC G7B 2C7
This project was set up by the Budget Service of La Baie and Bas-Saguenay in collaboration with various community partners.

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The most socially and environmentally responsible furniture removal solution!

Furniture banks prevent tens of thousands of pounds of furniture from entering landfills each year. This furniture gets put back into its community where it can have a second chance at life. Generous furniture donors can rest easy knowing that their furniture is being used by a family in need who cannot afford furniture instead of rotting in a landfill where it is no use to anyone. Why pay money to have someone throw it in a landfill when you can hire their social enterprise or make a financial donation to cover the costs of transport? The choice is clear. 

Learn More about furniture banks

Furniture banks are registered charities, not-for-profit organizations or social enterprises designed to provide gently used household furnishings to individuals and families in need, at little or no cost. 

The movement, which originated in the United States, is now firmly established and continuing to gain momentum in Canada. The basic model involves gently used furniture being donated by people who no longer use it, and transferred to those who are struggling financially to furnish their own homes. Usually, a network of community agencies ensures that the right people get access to the furniture.

It’s a cycle of giving and helping, providing the most vulnerable individuals in society the means to create a true home. 

Not all furniture banks operate exactly the same, but all aim to ensure good furniture and housewares end up back into the community to support getting children off the floor, and families established in a furnished home.

Step 1:

Generous donors drop off, or arrange pick up of their gently used furniture. Furniture donors may be individuals, private organizations or public entities – basically any person or group in possession of gently used but unwanted furniture, housewares and more.

Step 2:

Families in need work with staff or volunteers to browse and choose their next home furnishings from available donated items. Furniture banks usually work with a range of social service and housing agencies to assess client needs – ensuring that donated furniture is transferred to the most vulnerable members of society.

Step 3:

You feel great for making a difference in a family’s life, helping the environment and giving your furniture a second chance.

The families served by furniture banks include the previously homeless, unemployed and working poor, battered women and children in retreat, immigrants, individuals with mental or physical disabilities, victims of fire, robbery, and natural disasters, etc.

They have housing, but are faced with the harsh reality that their “home” is empty or severely under-furnished – without beds for the children, a table, chairs and dishes to share meals, or even a sofa to sit on and relax.

After basic expenses such as rent, utilities, food and clothing are paid, there’s little if anything left for the common household furnishings we all take for granted.

Furniture banks provide more than furniture and household items to recipients. We provide dignity. Not just dignity and pride in one’s home, but the dignity of choice.

All furniture donations received will be in good, usable condition, allowing items to be used as intended and loved by furniture recipients.

In addition, rather than merely handing over a pre-selected list of furniture items; where possible, furniture banks allow recipients to choose their own furniture. As such many furniture banks operate a showroom, inviting clients to browse the furniture on offer and select items that suit their style and tastes.

In order to provide an efficient service, many furniture banks provide a pickup and delivery service. Within a set radius and for a fee, furniture donors can request their donations be picked up by their chosen furniture bank.

Generally, furniture donors receive a charitable tax receipt for the value of their furniture donation.

Furniture banks are also active recyclers, working with city authorities and private organizations to divert as much waste from landfills as possible.

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