The Average Life expectancy of a homeless person is 39 years.

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July 2014
Youthworks Report

Spring 2014
News Update

March 2014
Environmental Scan

Fall 2013
Annual report 2012-13


Dr. Stephen Gaetz is new President of Raising the Roof


We welcome Dr. Stephen Gaetz as Raising the Roof’s new Board President. Director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and Professor at Toronto’s York University. Dr. Gaetz has strong research interests in homelessness, youth culture and community development and has worked to mobilize research for greatest impact on policy, planning and service provision.

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Launch of annual national Toque Campaign

Toque Campaign 2015 


We are thrilled to announce Canadian Traffic Network, Intact Financial Corporation and Paul Davis Systems as National Partners on the 2015 Toque Campaign. It’s shaping up to be the best year yet with a diverse line of products to choose from! We are currently recruiting more Partner Agencies in communities across Canada. Click here for an application.

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Environmental Scan Released


This Environmental Scan represents the first step in our national Child and Family Homelessness initiative. It  includes input from 40+ service providers, advocates and researchers about the work they do to address family homelessness. It also highlights hundreds of initiatives – in Canada and internationally – that are improving the lives of homeless families and children.

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New Youthworks Report - Toolkit Activation

In response to It’s Everybody’s Business, this project sought to put the Report and Toolkit into action at four selected partner agencies. It highlights what was learned during the activation and gives guidelines for community agencies to create a pre-employment program that engages the private sector.


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