About Find.

The development of the 10 year plans identified access to affordable furniture is a key component in housing sustainability.

about Find.

Find is a social enterprise with two goals: supplying low-cost, quality furniture for sale to the public and providing essential furnishings free of charge to individuals and families who are transitioning out of homelessness. 

All proceeds are reinvested into housing programs.

The start-up cost for anyone moving into their first home is expensive so imagine the challenges formerly homeless people face. This can be a barrier for someone securing sustainable housing.

By providing furniture to clients in programs such as Housing First, this eliminates the financial stress that usually accompanies a move

People in the Housing First program come to Find to pick out their own furniture at no cost. From kitchenware to living room sets, donations provided by you help people transform their house into their home.

Find is also a haven for urban treasure hunters! 

Only high quality and gently-used furniture is accepted so whether you’re transitioning out of homelessness or you’re looking for a unique do-it-yourself project, you know the items you’ll get at Find are clean and sales proceeds go directly back into our community.

Soft furniture, such as sofas, is professionally steam cleaned before hitting the retail floor.

Every two weeks Oscar, the Bed Bug Sniffing Dog, visits Find for an inspection of the furniture before it’s placed on the retail side of the store. This ensures that clients and customers alike take home clean, well-inspected, furniture.

Find is managed by Homeward Trust Edmonton and is supported through the Government of Canada’s Homeless Partnering Strategy (HPS) and the Government of Alberta’s and the City of Edmonton’s 10 year plans to end homelessness.

Find’s history.

Find is a social enterprise that initially started as “The Furniture Bank” in 2009, when the Housing First program was first introduced.

The development of the 10 year plans identified access to affordable furniture is a key component in housing sustainability.

We started collecting furniture donations to provide to Housing First participants.

Edmonton Emergency Relief Services (EERS) and Alberta Job Corps provided spaces but as we grew, we recognized an opportunity to provide affordable quality furniture to the public for sale, with proceeds being reinvested back into housing programs.

In 2010 we secured a retail location and Find was born.

In 2011, Find opened its doors of the current location, which was once an IGA.

Find now has over 22,000 square feet and offers retail space for people to shop, Housing First participants to select gently-used items for their residence, as well as room in the back to thoroughly check each piece of furniture received.

Visit Find from Tuesday through Saturday at 5120-122 street in Edmonton.

Visit our new location Find on Jasper Tuesday through Saturday at 12304 Jasper Avenue.