The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to supporting initiatives that help put an end to youth homelessness in Canada.
Through The Orange Door Project initiative, the Foundation has pledged an additional $10 million over the next two years toward helping prevent and end youth homelessness, bringing the total to $20 million by 2018.
Over the past three years, The Home Depot Canada Foundation has contributed $10 million which has helped more than 300 community partners ensure more homeless youth have access to housing that is safe and supportive, established a thought leadership advisory council, worked with youth who have lived experiences, and supported new research to better understand the circumstances and needs of homeless youth in Canada. Click here to see some of our work in action.
In collaboration with community partners, thought leaders, The Home Depot Canada's suppliers, customers and associates we are focused on improving housing options, supporting life-skills development programs, and investing in research that ensures funding is directed to the most effective solutions designed to help youth build brighter futures.
We know homelessness affects tens of thousands of young people every year, comes with extraordinarily high personal and socio-economic costs, and is under-prioritized in terms of research based policy and adequate funding. We want to change that and are committed to taking action through The Orange Door Project to bring housing and hope to homeless youth in Canada.
The following resources provide important information on addressing the issue of youth homelessness in Canada.
Click here to learn more about the first, pan-Canadian study of young people who experience homelessness – Without a Home: The National Youth Homelessness Survey.
Click here to read our Position Paper that captures the results of our Symposium – COMING TOGETHER: Tackling Unemployment Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness.
Click here to read about The Home Depot Canada Foundation – Social Purpose Thought Leadership White Paper.