The Home Depot Canada Foundation is proud to support Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary – an organization that provides a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.
In 2015, the Foundation will provide Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary with the resources required to renovate three kitchens at the Tree House, an affordable housing building that accommodates those enrolled in their Housing First program as well as support Pursuit, a program designed to assist youth in building employment skills, create resumes and prepare for the working world.
The Home Depot Canada Foundation is pleased to partner with The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH), an organization that is creating a national movement to end homelessness in Canada by working with communities to establish 10-year plans. In collaboration, the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness and The Home Depot Canada Foundation will raise awareness of homelessness and seek out ways to end youth homelessness in Canada.
The Home Depot Canada Foundation is delighted to partner with Covenant House Vancouver, an organization that exists for those young people for whom there is often no one else.
The monetary and Home Depot associate volunteer resources provided through our 2015 partnership will support the employment training and job readiness initiatives of the Rights of Passage program as well as, a series of improvements at the Crisis Centre.
Founded in 1988, Dans la rue provides shelter and supportive services to homeless and at-risk youth in the greater Montreal area. Once the immediate needs of the youth they serve are met, they help them acquire the skills and resources they need to lead independent, rewarding lives.
The funding provided by The Home Depot Canada Foundation in 2015 will support a series of physical improvements at Dans la rue's day centre as well as the delivery of their youth employability program.
Eva’s Initiatives works locally and nationally to prevent, reduce and end youth homelessness. They operate three specialized housing options in Toronto and offer innovative programs and services to help homeless and at-risk youth reach their potential to lead productive, self-sufficient and healthy lives.
The Home Depot Canada Foundation is pleased to support Eva’s National Initiatives Program, a multi-faceted, national, collaborative effort designed to prevent, reduce and end youth homelessness. In addition, the Foundation will provide financial, product and volunteer support for the re-construction of Eva’s Phoenix, a housing accommodation in Toronto, ON that teaches independent living and provides life skills to 50 youth, aged 16 – 24 years.
Since 1996, The Home Depot has been the largest supporter of Habitat for Humanity in Canada and in partnership with The Home Depot Canada Foundation currently donates over $5 million in funding and product as well as thousands of volunteer hours each year to affordable housing projects. Throughout 2013, The Home Depot Canada Foundation supported Habitat for Humanity projects across Canada, focusing on the creation of safe, stable homes that benefit Canadian families in need.
The Home Depot Canada Foundation is honoured to support Phoenix Youth Programs, an organization that supports at-risk and homeless youth in Halifax and the surrounding region.
Funding from The Home Depot Canada Foundation in 2015 and the volunteer efforts of local The Home Depot Canada associate volunteers, will support improvements to the Phoenix Youth Shelter and the Phoenix Youth & Community Centre in Mulgrave Park. In addition, the partnership will focus on funding will a youth internship program designed to help homeless youth develop job readiness skills and gain direct work experience.
Youth Empowerment & Support Services (Y.E.S.S.) provides shelter, safety, and hope to youth between the ages of 15 and 21 facing difficult realities in the Edmonton area.
The Home Depot Canada Foundation is proud to provide funding to complete some outdoor beautification projects and to install vinyl siding on the exterior of one of Y.E.S.S.'s residential homes. The grant will also support group and community presentations, workshops and counseling sessions to the youth who utilize their resource centre.
The Home Depot Canada Foundation is pleased to support renovations in the kitchen and main living area of the Youth Services Bureau (YSB) of Ottawa's young men's shelter as well as their Youth to Homes initiative that helps youth overcome complex barriers to maintaining their housing and independence.
YSB supports young people 12 years of age and older and their families as they resolve complex issues affecting their physical and emotional well-being. They help youth get off the streets through a variety of programs and services ranging from emergency food and shelter, transitional and long term housing through counseling to skills training and education.
The Home Depot is committed to supporting and empowering associates to make a difference in their local communities through volunteerism. We believe in the capacity of volunteers to bring change to communities; that's why we support Volunteer Canada, the national voice and leader of volunteerism. In 2005, The Home Depot helped form Canada's first Corporate Council on Volunteering, consisting of more than 20 corporate leaders from a variety of industries across Canada. Today, the Council is focused on the development and sharing of best practices for engaging the private sector in the charitable sector through volunteerism.