The work we do would not be possible without the incredible generosity of our supporters.
The funds from Toque item sales in our annual Toque Campaign have benefited 200 Partner Agencies across Canada to-date. 50% of the gross revenue from Toque sales goes to the local partner agencies and 50% of the gross revenue goes to Raising the Roof. Campaign costs (including the manufacturing and distribution of Toque items) are paid out of the Raising the Roof portion. As a result, the funds raised in toque sales in a community stay in that community to support their local homelessness prevention programs. The remaining funds from the Toque sales go to our national initiatives, such as Reside.
Donations made to Raising the Roof go to support our national initiative, Reside. Reside transforms vacant buildings into homes for people who are or may become homeless. The money is used for hard and soft property acquisition and maintenance costs. It is also used for the renovation construction costs, which are paid to social enterprise contractors who use these construction projects as hands-on training opportunities for people with barriers to employment so they can get permanent, full time employment in the trades. In this way, donations goes to prevent homelessness through both the creation of new deeply affordable units of housing and good paying, stable employment.
For more information about the funds supporting our work, detailed Financial Statements.
How do we measure progress?
local agencies supported by the annual Toque Campaign
people at risk of homeless obtained full time work in the trades after working on Reside projects (and we are just getting started!)
dollars raised for homelessness prevention programs across Canada
By the numbers
At Raising the Roof, we’re committed to running an efficient organization, and work hard to keep our costs low.
The fantastic team of volunteers across the country help to promote the Toque Campaign and raise awareness of homelessness issues in their community. Our dedicated volunteer Board of Directors provide direction and support to our staff.
We have excellent pro-bono partners and in kind donations that help us to cost effectively expand our reach and stretch fundraising dollars. The investments made by national funders and foundations have ensured that we are we poised for expansion in the coming year.
Our most recent Financial Statements provide a full, independently audited financial overview of the organization. If you have questions regarding our financial statements, or if you would like more information, please contact us.