What We Do
Since our beginning, in 1996, we have brought national attention to the issue of homelessness through programs that are focused on: raising awareness and understanding of the issue of homelessness; identifying barriers and solutions to the issue; providing tools and resources for those who work to alleviate homelessness; encouraging networking and sharing of best practices; and engaging individuals, communities and the private sector in solutions.
Families are the fastest-growing segment of Canada’s homeless population. Raising the Roof has just set out on a four-year journey to learn how to address and prevent this pressing issue.
Youthworks is a national initiative of Raising the Roof aimed at helping to solve youth homelessness.
I’d like to give a youth a chance, but where do I start?
There’s very little practical information available for employers who want to give disadvantaged youth a chance at a job. At the same time, community employment programs trying to find work for their young clients are always searching for interest employers in their communities.
This online toolkit for prospective employers and community agencies offers one of the first practical resources of its kind in Canada.
The content is drawn mainly from the research conducted for Raising the Roof’s new report “It’s Everybody’s Business: Engaging the Private Sector in Solutions to Youth Homelessness”. The report explores the role Canadian businesses can play in providing employment and skills training opportunities to homeless and at-risk youth.
We hope you’ll find this information useful and we welcome your feedback.
There ARE solutions to homelessness in Canada. Take a look at the many ways you can help!
We believe this provocative campaign will challenge the way a great many people think about homeless youth.
Four out of five homeless Canadians don’t live on the street.
Developed by Raising the Roof, www.sharedlearnings.org makes practical tools and information accessible to the hundreds of organizations across Canada that work to address homelessness in their communities.