No Room in the Inn

The Archdiocese of Edmonton participates in an ecumenical justice housing initiative called No Room in the Inn, based on the biblical story of Mary and Joseph being homeless after discovering that there was no room in the inn in Bethlehem the night that Jesus was born.

No Room in the Inn appeals to the people of churches in Edmonton and area at Christmas time to think about those living in our community who do not have adequate and safe housing.

Parishes contribute in different ways. Some share directly from the parish Christmas Eve collection. Some invite parishioners to contribute through a special Sunday offering. Others do a special fundraiser or make a special parish donation.

Each year the No Room in the Inn Committee selects a specific charity to support.

The No Room In the Inn campaign for 2022 is now supporting the Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region, (CMHA-ER) which provides safe and secure housing for people living with mental illness.

With the funding raised in this year’s campaign, CMHA-ER will be upgrading or replacing the aging and vulnerable security access systems in five of their seven properties in the Edmonton area. Your donations will help make this happen.

If you have any questions about No Room In the Inn, please contact me ( and if you would like more information about CMHA-ER and their project, please contact Marnie McRae (

With gratitude for your assistance,
Sincerely in Christ,

Larry Wright
President, Edmonton and District Council of Churches
Chair, No Room In the Inn Committee

How to Donate:

  1. Make a cheque payable to your church
    Enter “No Room in the Inn” in the memo line. Drop the cheque in your church collection or mail it to your church. All proceeds collected will be forwarded to Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region.
  2. Cheque payable to Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region
    Enter “No Room in the Inn” in the memo line and mail cheque to:
    CMHA Edmonton
    #300, 10010-105 Street
    Edmonton, AB T5J 1C4
  3. Donate Online
    Visit to make a secure online donation.