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Homelessness is a serious problem throughout Canada – but it’s a problem that few of us truly understand.  We hope you’ll take a few moments to read some facts, listen to some youth talk about their experience of homelessness, and learn more about the issue. 

And if you choose to get involved in solutions, there are lots of ways that you can help!

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Monthly updates about Raising the Roof and other news in the homelessness sector.

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Raising the Roof News Update

2 issues a year will update you on our work and the efforts of many others towards long-term solutions to homelessness across Canada.

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Our Research

Beyond Housing First: A Holistic Response to Family Homelessness in Canada (Mar 2015)

This report discusses a holistic approach to reducing and ending family homelessness. The report points to the coordination of prevention and systems response as a necessary addition to the Housing First approach. Read more.


Activation of Youthworks Employment Toolkit (Jun 2014)

This report summarizes the key findings and promising practices for engaging the private sector in employment based solutions to youth homelessness. It also includes program models from our four partner agency employment programs. Get the report.


Building a comprehensive framework to address child and family homelessness in Canada: Phase I, an environmental scan (Mar 2014)

As part of the Child and Family Homelessness Initiative, this environmental scan consisted of interviews with over forty service providers, advocates and researchers about the work they do to address family homelessness. The report includes findings from the scan, as well as a preliminary framework and discussion of the upcoming project. Read the report here.


It’s Everybody’s Business: Engaging the Private Sector in Solutions to Youth Homelessness (Nov 2012)

There is a growing consideration of the ways in which the private sector can help address social problems such as homelessness but very little research on the motivation and supports that would encourage their engagement. This report helps address the gap. Get the report.


Youth Homelessness in Canada: The Road to Solutions (2009)

Presents a snapshot of youth homelessness in Canada


Our Annual Report

Read about the work Raising the Roof is doing, the progress we’ve made, and our priorities for the coming year.

2013-2015 Report

2012-2013 Report

2008-2010 Report


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Search the Homeless Hub Library

With over 30,000 resources and growing, the Homeless Hub research library is the largest library of homelessness-related resources in the world.