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The Home Depot Canada Foundation Commits $10 Million to Help Homeless Youth in Canada

The Home Depot Canada Foundation is investing an additional $10 million over the next two years toward helping prevent and end youth homelessness, bringing the total to $20 million by 2018.

“We are proud of the work we’ve done and access to this unprecedented data via the Without a Home Report demonstrates how much more we must do. By focusing our efforts on organizations that provide safe, stable housing, life skills development programs and research initiatives, we can help build brighter futures for homeless and at-risk youth across Canada.”

– Jeff Kinnaird, Chair
The Home Depot Canada Foundation

Youth Advisory Committee selects winners of the Orange Door Award

Incorporating the voices of youth with lived experience is an important component of plans to help put an end to homelessness.   Recently The Home Depot Canada Foundation partnered with the Social Planning and Research Council in Hamilton, ON to work with youth from the Street Youth Planning Collaborative. This advisory group was mobilized to help inform the direction of funding decisions for  – The Orange Door Awards program.

The Orange Door Award recognizes non-profit organizations involving the voice of youth with lived experience in creative and meaningful ways.  . The funding awarded through this grant will assist in supporting and growing this work across Canada.

1. Interior Community Services – Kamloops, BC
2. Windsor Youth Centre – Windsor, ON
3. Youth Opportunities Unlimited – London, ON
4. Choices for Youth – St. John’s NFLD
5. Sir Hugh John Memorial Hostel (Macdonald Youth Services) – Winnipeg, MB
6. ONEroof Youth Services – Kitchener, ON
7. Wyndham House – Guelph, ON

The Home Depot Canada Foundation would like to thank the following youth who provided their advisory support to this project:

  • Tyler Henderson
  • Kyla Stewart
  • Karrissa Horan-LaRoche
  • Esewi Survivest Ebagua
  • Holly Gwyn Oldfield
  • Christelle Jean

The Home Depot associates across Canada roll up their sleeves to help raise funds for homeless youth

The third annual The Orange Door Project campaign kicked off on September 1st with launch events and rallies taking place across the country.  From September 1st to October 9th, customers were invited to purchase a $2.00 orange ‘paper door.’  100% of the funds raised go directly to youth-serving housing charities in the community. 

All 182 of the Home Depot stores in Canada united in the effort to put an end to youth homelessness and create a brighter future for youth.

The campaign raised $1.15M this year and will support 121 unique charities.

The Home Depot Canada Foundation thanks you for your support in 2016! Check out our 2016 Annual Report today!

Charitable Registration Number: 828431015RR0001

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Please note that all funding requests must be made using the online application form link found on the Grant Programs page.