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What We Do

The Home Depot Canada Foundation

The Spring Orange Door Project Campaign

Thank you to our customers and associates for their amazing efforts in support of The Orange Door Project Campaign!

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.

Home Depot Canada Foundation

Our Initiatives

Through our initiatives we are helping at risk and homeless youth realize their full potential and build a brighter future.

Strategic Priorities

Quality Wrap Around Community Supports

The Home Depot Canada Foundation invests in holistic initiatives that not only will identify youth at-risk of experiencing homelessness, but also build organizations’ capacity for early intervention to prevent youth from re-experiencing homelessness. This can extend to school-based interventions and natural and family support.

Expanding Stable Housing

The Home Depot Canada Foundation supports both capital and operational costs for free or affordable housing spaces available nationally for youth. This includes investments in renovation projects that provide safe and secure housing to enhance their well-being and increases awareness for youth in need of the services available to them.

Increasing Youth Employment Readiness

The Home Depot Canada Foundation provides funding to organizations that are supporting education and employment opportunities for youth at-risk of or experiencing homelessness. Funding equips our partners to ensure youth have access to secure careers, including but not specific to those in the trades.

TradeWorx

TradeWorx

Youth who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness face barriers to securing employment, which results in a lack of stable income to attain and maintain affordable housing.

The Home Depot Canada Foundation’s launch of TradeWorx is an investment in organizations across Canada, empowering 100 youth with the skills and certifications needed to help them secure a living wage and attain permanent housing.

TradeWorx’s funding commitment will help provide education and employment opportunities to young people overcoming homelessness. We’ll help empower and support them with the tools, training, and social support needed to find a stable, well-paying career so they can begin to find a home of their own.

Regional Partnerships

The Foundation partners with Canadian organizations to support their renovation projects and programs that prevent and put an end to youth homelessness. In 2020, we granted $2.9 Million to support our 15 Regional Partners.

Team Depot

Giving back to our communities is a value that The Home Depot is founded on, and one that’s important to all of our associates, as it allows them to establish strong, local relationships with our communities.

Team Depot is The Home Depot’s associate volunteer force. Our associates donate their time and talents to improving the wellbeing of local communities in the areas that we operate, partnering with the organizations The Home Depot works with, to contribute to preventing and ending youth homelessness in Canada.

Our Pandemic Response

The Home Depot Canada Foundation committed $2.7M in 2020 towards COVID-19 Relief. COVID-19 Response allowed for 65% of organization to fill emergency funding gaps due to COVID-19, while 57% were able to pivot existing projects to address needs to homeless youth.

Circle Chart

COVID-19 Response Focus Areas

 Housing Renovation & Repair 30%
 Employment Programs & Life Skills 25%
 Health, Safety & Hygiene 13%
 Food Security 11%
 Counselling & Support Services 11%
 Prevention 10%

"When COVID-19 struck, isolation and anxiety became severe for youth. The Home Depot Emergency Relief Fund enabled us to increase our connection with youth through virtual mentoring and counselling sessions and mental health services."

Staff member, Stepstones for Youth

COVID-19 Impact in Numbers

healthy meals & snacks

159,048+
Healthy meals & snacks

food bank visits

2,032+
Food bank visits

Mentorship sessions

4,945+
Mentorship sessions

Youth received employment training

1,261+
Youth received employment training

Hygiene kits

1,777+
Hygiene kits

Online counselling sessions

1,199+
Online counselling sessions

Covid-19 kits provided

6,000
COVID-19 kits provided

Youth were provided with safe housing

1,174+
Youth were provided with safe housing

Make a Difference

Help us end youth homelessness.

Together, we can give our youth the opportunity to realize a brighter future.

Questions?

Send your questions to canadafoundation@homedepot.com.  To apply for a grant, check out our Apply page.

Charitable Registration Number: 828431015RR0001