Changing the path of homeless youth
See how our investment can help change the path for youth at-risk of or experiencing homelessness, with a goal of helping youth create new paths, remove systemic barriers and foster healthy pathways.
Because of you, we raised over $1.3M for 125 youth focused charities across the country. Funds will be used to enable youth at risk of or facing homeless achieve positive development outcomes and realize their full potential.
Despite ongoing community efforts, youth homelessness continues to be a on the rise in Canada. The issues homeless youth face daily are complex and require holistic approaches and wrap-around community support. Homeless youth make up approximately 20% of the homeless population in Canada, meaning each year at least 35,000 – 40,000 young Canadians have no place to call home. They need a safe place to live. They need access to support services that will help them develop positive life outcomes.
To prevent and end youth homelessness
Engaging a network of generous partners and supporters, including The Home Depot Canada, associates, suppliers, customers, and community partners we work tirelessly to improve housing options for vulnerable youth, supporting life skills development and employment programs, while investing in research initiatives that help identify the most effective solutions to youth homelessness.
Read about the latest news and updates on The Foundation’s programs and initiatives.
The Home Depot Canada Foundation's Board of Directors consists of associates from The Home Depot who work in various capacities throughout the organization. They bring their specialized skills and expertise to the work of the Foundation.
||Vice President, Merchandising
||Director, Field Execution, Merchandising Services|
||Vice President, Supply Chain
||Regional Director of Operations, Eastern Canada|
||VP, eCommerce & Marketing|
||Regional Vice-President, Eastern Region|
|Ginny Hicks||Senior Director of Merchandising, Décor|
|Rajendra Sidhaye||Director, Finance|
|Andre Vogl||Director, Legal|
The Home Depot Canada Foundation established a Supplier Advisory Committee to recognize the suppliers that generously support the Foundation and its mission. Members provide input and feedback on the Foundation’s ongoing plans and activities, which helps inform the general direction of the Foundation as well as program planning and execution.
Our Supplier Advisory Committee members are:
The Home Depot Canada Foundation formed a Thought Leadership Council of stakeholders in the youth homelessness sector to help identify program priorities and to develop, execute and evaluate initiatives related to ending youth homelessness in Canada.
Our Thought Leadership Council members are:
The District Community Investment Committee is co-chaired by two members of The Home Depot Canada Foundation Board of Directors and is made up of one store leader from every District. The Committee exists to provide leadership and support to the Foundation and will act as the voice of The Home Depot’s associate community.