Our impact

Making lasting change


years supporting
long-term solutions
to homelessness


local agencies supported through the annual Toque Campaign


people at risk of homelessness obtained full time work the trades after working on our Reside projects (and we are just getting started!)



million dollars raised for homelessness prevention programs across Canada

What we do

Reside project

Through our Reside program, we renovate vacant or under-utilized spaces into energy efficient affordable housing through partnerships with social enterprise contractors and local housing providers.

By creating employment opportunities and new units of deeply affordable housing with wraparound supports, Reside provides a tangible, targeted long-term solution to ending homelessness in Canada.

What we do

The Toque Campaign

Each year, our national Toque Campaign sees hundreds of volunteers and supporters sell toques across the country, with proceeds benefiting Partner Agencies working directly with people experiencing homelessness.

Since 1997, the annual Toque Campaign has supported nearly 200 community agencies across Canada, raising more than $8 million to date in support of long-term solutions to homelessness.

Get involved

Ways to help

01. Buy a toque

Buy a Raising the Roof toque, mask, baseball cap or mittens as a gift for your friends, family or yourself and support organizations across the country who are working to end homelessness in their community.

Buy a toque

02. Organize a Toque fundraiser

Your school, business or community group can make an impact on homelessness in your community by organizing a Toque fundraiser.

We have easy-to-use pre-packaged fundraisers or get creative and come up with your own fundraiser idea!

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03. Become a service partner

Are you working to end homelessness in your local community and want to partner with us? We believe in collaboration and want to work with like-minded social enterprises, front line homelessness prevention agencies and passionate individuals for our Toque Campaign and Reside program.


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Trades training

04. Become a sponsor

Whether sponsoring a local Reside building project in your community or the national Toque Campaign, we have a variety of sponsorship packages available.

There are opportunities to volunteer with your team, show your social impact on a local or national scale while you work with us to end homelessness.

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05. Participate in a Community Build Day

Raising the Roof’s Community Build Days offer an a uniquely impactful team building opportunity. Your team will have the opportunity to deepen your team connection, gain practical skills, learn from people whose lives are being changed through the Reside program and create affordable housing for people at risk of homelessness!

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06. Donate

Either on a one time, monthly or quarterly basis, your investment will change lives of people who are sleeping rough on the streets,  facing eviction and are scared, or temporarily staying in a shelter, grateful for the bed but longing for a permanent home.


What we do

We specialize in

Fragile settings

Raising the Roof provides national leadership on long-term solutions to homelessness through partnership and collaboration with diverse stakeholders, investment in local communities, and public education.

We work towards a day when all Canadians have access to a safe and stable home, with the support to achieve their potential.