Community Groups & Agencies
Raise Funds and Connect to New Partners
There are many ways in which community groups and agencies can join the fight to reduce and prevent homelessness. The Raising the Roof National Toque Campaign – our signature annual fundraising and awareness-raising drive – is one.
Set against the backdrop of a national campaign and cause, the Toque Campaign is a tool for agencies to raise both money and awareness of the important work they are doing locally.
Use the Toque Campaign to raise funds in your community. It’s a great way to bring your work to the attention of potential new corporate, community and media partners! View our current Toque Campaign Agency Partners.
How It Works
To receive Toque Campaign proceeds you must be a registered charity and your program must fit our mandate of long-term solutions to homelessness. Please see our Toque Campaign agency application form and tools below.
Net proceeds benefit grass-root agencies working at the community level (80%), as well as Raising the Roof's own Youthworks Initiative aimed at breaking the cycle of youth homelessness in Canada (20%).
Set a goal. Toques come in sleeves of 10 and cases of 200. Everything you need to start your own Toque Campaign - from the application form to the order form for toques and materials is listed below.
Community Groups/ Faith Groups
Not a registered charity, but want to get involved in solutions? Mount your own Toque Campaign in support of your closest local or regional Toque Partner agency. All the tools you might need to engage are listed below .
Use the Tools Provided to Mount Your Own Campaign:
Be a partner in our Youth Engagement Program. Encourage elementary and secondary school students to get involved in solutions to youth homelessness.
Laugh With Us
Help raise funds for solutions to homelessness. Purchase corporate packages for our annual comedy fundraisers in Halifax (March) and Toronto (April). These popular events feature some of Canada's leading comedians.
We've been attending the Raising the Roof Comedy Cabaret for the past 10 years. The corporate package is an excellent value and a great way to reward my employees while supporting a great cause in my community.
David O'Keefe, President, O’ Keefe & Associates.
We love to use this event to bring our top tier clients together with their families and thank them for their patronage.
You Take Charge
Have some great ideas of your own? Organize your own `in-house' fundraisers or employee donations program in support of solutions to homelessness. We’ll work with you to create a rewarding and memorable experience for your employees.
See examples of successful events that others organizations have put together – from golf tournaments to curling bonspiels to marathons and product promo fundraisers – all in support of Raising the Roof.
Help out a front-line agency serving homeless people in your community. Check our Shared Learnings site for a list of agencies across Canada and info about the work they do.
Become part of the Raising the Roof's virtual community. It’s a great way to keep informed and to share your comments and views with us.
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
TO DISCUSS THESE IDEAS, SEND AN E-MAIL TO ARUNDEL GIBSON, RAISING THE ROOF