The Oneness Centre is a place for people who are suffering mentally, physically, or spiritually. We aim to offer free access to therapists, psychiatrists, social workers, and an array of faith leaders. Started by award-winning activist Can Man Dan after his journey of recovery from his own mental health issues, including depression, alcoholism, and suicidal tendencies, Johnstone created this space as a safe haven for those struggling with their own personal demons.
We're Here For Ya Day
Alberta's biggest back-to-school event aims to help local, low-income children and their families make a stressful time of year easier. We provide free backpacks, school supplies, food hampers, haircuts, assorted personal hygiene products, and more on the weekend before the new school year begins. This event is free of charge to attend and helps kids in need go back to school with confidence and all the right tools for success.
Can Man Dan's Christmas Food & Toy Drive
The foundation's claim to fame, these annual winter campouts have our founder, Daniel Johnstone, braving freezing cold Alberta temperatures to help raise food and resources for those who struggle to make ends meet during the holiday season. Daniel camps out at various stores throughout Edmonton hoping to fill his truck with food and toys, ensuring every child has a gift to open and a hot meal to enjoy on Christmas Day.
Classroom and Youth Enrichment Programs
From chaperoned/guided homeless feeds to workshops on the importance of mental health, we take great pride in fostering compassion and leadership among school-going children. In addition to our own objectives, we also partner with Edmonton's Food Bank to put a spotlight on solving food insecurity through innovative solutions-based classroom discussions, with topics such as community gardens and minimizing food waste. Additionally, we are passionate about creating awareness and being proactive about mental health and seeking therapy among youth as part of overall health and well-being. Whether through private workshops at our foundation's physical location, or within scheduled class discussions, we foster the idea of being proactive versus reactive in seeking help for mental health issues and prioritizing self-care. Furthermore, in partnership with local healthcare practitioners, we offer children safe access to private, licensed, and free therapy services.
Educators wishing to book a session with the foundation, please contact us.