Local Charities and Nonprofits
Canadian charities and nonprofits donate furniture and household essentials to newcomers, including mattresses.
Check with local community centers or settlement organizations for information on resources for newcomers, like furniture assistance programs.
Thrift Stores and Secondhand Shops
When buying used furniture, especially mattresses, ensure they're in good condition and meet safety standards.
You can find free or inexpensive furniture, including mattresses, on websites such as Kijiji, Craigslist, and Facebook Marketplace.
Local Buy Nothing Groups
Join local "Buy Nothing" or "Giveaway" groups on social media to share and receive items, including mattresses, within your community.
Watch for community events, fairs, or donation drives that offer free or low-cost items to newcomers.
Refugee Support Organizations
If you are a refugee, some organizations can lend a hand in acquiring essential household items, such as mattresses.
Some furniture banks in certain areas offer donated furniture to people or families who require it, including those who have recently moved.
Inquire about financial assistance programs available for newcomers that may help cover the cost of purchasing essential items like mattresses.
Contact local social services or government agencies that support newcomers, as they may have information on available resources.
Connect with locals for tips on affordable mattresses. They can share their personal experiences and recommend the best places to find quality yet affordable mattresses.