The Comox Valley Coldest Night of the Year is a winter walk-a-thon, raising money for people who are struggling through poverty or experiencing homelessness in the Comox Valley. CVTS partners with Dawn To Dawn Action on Homelessness Society to host this annual event.

2021 marks the 6th Annual Comox Valley Coldest Night of the Year. As the global pandemic continues to pose a risk to us all, CVTS and Dawn to Dawn decided to host a COVID-safe virtual event: No virus is going to stop us! We’ll be walking apart but working together to raise money to support those who are most vulnerable in our community.



FEBRUARY 12-21, 2021

Walk when you want, where you want, and with whom you want.

To register, donate or volunteer, visit

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Over the past five years, people across the Comox Valley have helped raise almost $400,000 to support programs offered by Dawn To Dawn and CVTS. These funds have:

  • supported the Connect Warming Centre and the hundreds of people who drop by to access services;
  • supported Dawn to Dawn to house 50 men, women and children on an ongoing basis;
  • provided food and other essentials to hundreds of women, men, children and families who are struggling through poverty and experiencing homelessness in the Comox Valley.

Since 2018, the Comox Valley has seen a 13% increase in the number of people who are experiencing homelessness, including more women, more youth and more seniors. The pandemic has hit our community hard, especially those who are already struggling, which is why, this year, it is more important than ever to get involved.

Our goal this year is to raise $121,000 in 2021! Help us help those who are hungry, hurting and experiencing homelessness in our community. Registration is by donation, and everyone is welcome. Stay safe and walk where you want, when you want, and with whom you want. Have some fun! Video or photograph your “bubble” as you walk and share your stories with us.

To register or donate, visit the CNOY website.

Together, we can end homelessness. 

Thanks to our 2021 Sponsors

BC Housing
United Way
Island Health
City of Courtenay

CNOY 2020

CNOY 2020 was a huge success thanks to everyone who walked, donated, volunteered, and sponsored this event. Together, we raised more than $102,000 to help those who are unsheltered and struggling through poverty in our community. We are incredibly thankful to have been able to host this event in a year when a global pandemic changed all of our lives. It is our hope that we will be able to gather again in 2021 and continue our efforts to help end homelessness in our community.

Thank You Sponsors!

Each year, we rely on the generous support of many community partners who contribute goods, services, venues, volunteers, time, and money to help make CNOY a success. We are so very grateful to the local business community for everything they have done and continue to do to help us support those who are hungry, homeless and hurting in the Comox Valley. We could not do any of this without you! You are all heroes in our eyes. 


The first Comox Valley Coldest Night of the Year event took place on February 20, 2016. Since then, the community has helped raise more than $365,000 to support those who are unsheltered or precariously housed and struggling through poverty in the Comox Valley. CNOY has become an important community event, bringing out hundreds of walkers, donors, volunteers & sponsors to do their part to help end homelessness in the Comox Valley. We thank everyone who has supported and contributed to this event over the past 5 years!