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With great sadness, we announce the passing of Sunshine House Elder Kelly Houle.

She was connected with the House from its early days, and was instrumental as Granny Kelly during the first five years of the Like That program. She was one of the leaders who organized the first and subsequent Two-Spirit Pow Wows. In the last three years, she sat on numerous committees at the House and was the go-to Granny at the Mobile Overdose Prevention Site (MOPS).

Kelly taught us all so much. She was sharp and funny and brought so many people through Sunshine House’s doors. She showed us what care can look like and we already miss her terribly.

A sacred fire is being held starting Friday, February 23 until noon on Tuesday, February 27 at the North End Women's Centre, 394 Selkirk Ave. All who knew her are welcome to attend (please bring your own chair). We welcome those who are able to serve as fire keepers.

We are accepting gifts of money to provision the event, as well as donations of untreated firewood, which can be brought to 394 Selkirk Ave.

Sunshine House drop-in (including Like That) will be closed Friday through Wednesday, inclusive. We will reopen on Thursday, February 29. MOPS will be open regular hours.

Here’s a list of the stuff we need most at Sunshine House for February 2024! NOTE: During renovations, we are accepting donations at 922 Notre Dame Ave (First Mennonite Church). IMPORTANT! Please do not contact First Mennonite Church about anything related to your donation; our operations are separate! Instead, please call 431-276-4561. Thank you!!

GEAR (can be gently used, except socks & underwear which must be new)


Warm clothing (adult sizes)

Gloves, hats & scarves

Bags, duffle bags & backpacks

Socks & underwear (men’s & women’s, S/M/L)


Hand warmers


Shampoo & conditioner

Body wash or soap

Deodorant & razors

Toothbrushes & toothpaste

Lotion & chapstick

Menstrual products


Ground coffee

It’s easy to make a drop-off appointment:

If it’s more feasible to make a gift of money instead, you can do that any time on our website (and get a tax receipt!):


The Good Will has been the home of Sunshine House's Queer Bingo since its inception. Before the lights go out at 625 Portage for good, join us for one more time!

This will be a prize-only bingo (no cash prizes) and you don't have to pay to play, but you are very welcome to make a donation to support Like That at Sunshine House!

No reservations/pre-booking!

Doors 4:30pm Show 5:00pm

Good Will Social Club 625 Portage Ave.

Wheelchair accessible, single-stall washrooms Minors may attend if accompanied by their legal guardian

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