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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
The Home Depot Canada Foundation thanks you for your support in 2016! Check out our 2016 Annual Report today!
Thank You for Helping put an end to Youth Homelessness in Canada
This past June marked the annual The Orange Door Project in-store fundraising campaign. By visiting any of The Home Depot Canada’s store individuals donated $2 to support The Orange Door Project, a campaign to help bring housing and hope to homeless youth in Canada.
All funds raised at the stores supports a local youth-serving housing charity. Click here to find out how much your local charity has benefitted from your donation.
Winnipeg Stores Raise $34,145 in Support of Resource Assistance for Youth, Inc.
Resource Assistance for Youth, Inc. (RaY) is a non-profit street-level agency working with street-entrenched and homeless youth up to the age of 29. RaY is non-judgmental and non-partisan, employing a harm reduction approach to all interactions with youth in need.
The Home Depot Winnipeg store associates through The Orange Door Project fundraising campaign raised $34,145 in support of Resource Assistance for Youth, Inc. This September they will have the opportunity to participate in a community project for RaY. Associates will be tackling a variety of indoor and outdoor projects, from landscaping, building, painting and storage organization.
Statement from Jeff Kinnaird, Chair of the Board, The Home Depot Canada Foundation
Government of Canada funding supports cooperation to help end the cycle of youth homelessness
(TORONTO, April 25, 2017) – On behalf of The Home Depot Canada Foundation, we would like congratulate our partners at A Way Home: Working Together to End Youth Homelessness in Canada, the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (York University) and MaRS Centre for Impact Investing for bringing the “Making the Shift” project to life. By focusing our efforts and collaborating with like-minded organizations that provide safe, stable housing, life skills development programs and research initiatives, a real impact can be made in the fight to help prevent and end youth homelessness. We applaud the federal government for this generous investment to a very real issue. With so many youth experiencing homelessness in their early teens, making the shift from emergency response to prevention, stable housing and life-skills supports is critical to helping young people build brighter futures. It’s clear that when organizations come together, we can impact change and move forward, together.
– Jeff Kinnaird, Chair of the Board, The Home Depot Canada Foundation, and President, The Home Depot Canada
About The Home Depot Canada Foundation:
The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to putting an end to youth homelessness in Canada. On any given night, more than 6,000 young people are without a place to call home, making youth homelessness one of the most urgent social issues facing Canadians today. Through The Orange Door Project initiative, the Foundation has pledged $20 million by 2018 to support renovation and repair projects and programs that provide vulnerable youth with access to safe, stable housing and support services. For more information, please visit: www.orangedoorproject.ca
Youth Advisory Committee selects winners of the 2018 Orange Door Awards
Incorporating the voices of youth with lived experience is an important component of putting 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 that include the voice of youth with lived experience to inform their programming. The funding awarded through this grant will assist in supporting and growing this work across Canada.
- Watari Research Association – British Columbia
- Partners for Youth – New Brunswick
- Sudbury Action Centre for Youth – Ontario
- Why Not City Missions Brantford – Ontario
- Maison des Jeunes la Galerie – Québec
- John Howard Society of Saskatchewan - Saskatchewan
The Home Depot Canada Foundation would like to thank the following youth who provided their advisory support to this project:
- Tyler Henderson
- Karrissa Horan-LaRoche
- Matthew Campbell
- Christelle Jean
- Kendra Baverstock
- Brianna Beauchamp
- Linda Al Johani