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Summer Orange Door Project Campaign

July 6, 2021 – August 1, 2021

1 in 5 youth in Canada experience homelessness. Through The Orange Door Project, The Home Depot Canada is helping to raise funds to support over 120 local organizations that are committed to preventing and ending youth homelessness in Canada. Please donate today.

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.

The Foundation’s 4 Pillars

Housing

Housing

The Home Depot Canada Foundation focuses its efforts on housing, including repairs, refurbishments, and or modifications to a housing accommodation or other support facility that benefits homeless youth.

Prevention

Prevention

The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to programs that reduce the likelihood that youth will experience homelessness, ensuring that youth who have been homeless have access to stabilize their housing, enhance integration and social inclusion, and reduce their risk of recurring homelessness.

Employment/Life Skills

Employment/Life Skills

The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to providing job readiness training to ensure youth have access to meaningful employment to assist them in securing permanent housing. With a strategy to focus on the skilled trades, we are looking to remove barriers and increase access to opportunities for youth at-risk or experiencing homelessness.

Research

Research

Supporting research with national organizations such as A Way Home Canada, The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, The Home Depot Canada Foundation looks to understand and implement meaningful solutions to ending youth homelessness.

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