TORONTO, ON: Raising the Roof is pleased to announce that Michael Braithwaite will be joining the organization as the new Executive Director, effective end of January, 2017.

Michael brings with him a wealth of experience, most recently as the Executive Director of 360°kids, a non-profit in York Region dedicated to supporting young people in-need. During his tenure, Michael grew the staff base, increased programming, creatively increased supports to clients and promoted a vision that EVERY KID MATTERS! He took the organization from an up and coming not-for-profit to a recognized leader in youth services in York Region. Prior to this, Michael spent more than two decades working with the YMCA in Niagara, Toronto, and Hamilton regions.

Michael’s passion, dedication and energy will be a welcome addition to the Raising the Roof team. Having worked with the organization as a Toque Partner Agency and as one of the partners for The Upstream Project, he is familiar with the organization’s mission to support long-term solutions to homelessness across Canada and is a real believer in making the shift to prevention.

About Raising the Roof
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.

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.