Preventing Homelessness in Canada

On Tuesday, July 5, FCR has the opportunity to help prevent homelessness, support social enterprise and small local businesses and a low income community while having a fun volunteering day.
Raising the Roof is a national homelessness prevention charity. Their main initiative is the Reside program, which renovates vacant real estate into homes for people experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness, while partnering with social enterprises with trades training program for marginalized people to use the construction work as a vehicle to train and employ people with barriers to employment.
Raising the Roof’s social enterprise contracting partner is Building Up. Building Up is working with PlazaPops to create temporary shared community spaces in low income neighbourhoods. More info about PlazaPops:
Money raised through this volunteer day will go toward preventing homelessness through Raising the Roof’s Reside program.

Reside impact to date


communities in Canada have been impacted through the Reside program


new units of affordable housing with supports have been created or are under construction


people with barriers to employment have received hands-on trades training and wraparound supports through the construction of the first Reside homes


Raising the Roof has a goal of creating 5000 new units of affordable housing with supports and trades training opportunities over the next 10 years

As the charitable foundation founded by First Capital, we’re working to create thriving communities, for everyone. At FCR, people are at the centre of our neighbourhoods. Our employee-led Foundation supports charitable organizations that are actively working to improve and positively impact the neighbourhoods in which we operate.”

About First Capital REITFirst Capital is a leading owner, operator and developer of grocery anchored and mixed-use real estate located in Canada’s most densely populated cities. First Capital’s focus is on creating thriving urban neighbourhoods to generate value for businesses, residents, communities and our investors.