Overview

Our Strategic Directions

Our Strategic Directions include three primary focal areas:

  • Prevention: Become a national LEADER in homelessness prevention.
  • Education and Engagement: LEAD public education and engagement on issues and solutions related to preventing homelessness.
  • Local Community Support: PARTNER to deliver proven programs that will prevent homelessness.

Mission

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.

Vision

All Canadians have access to a safe, stable home and the supports they need to achieve their potential.

Values

01. Respect & Dignity

We believe that everyone has the right to be met with compassion, accepted without discrimination, and treated with respect and dignity.

02. Diversity & Inclusion

We embrace diversity and inclusion, encouraging everyone to contribute to solutions to homelessness in positive and meaningful ways.

03. Partnership & Collaboration

We believe that we can accomplish more when we work together, sharing knowledge, expertise and resources.

04. Integrity

We are ethical and accountable in our decision-making, and open and honest in our communications.

What we do

Supporting frontline homelessness prevention across Canada

Toque Campaign

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For over 20 years, our Toque Campaign has supported homelessness prevention programs across Canada. We have raised over $8 million in support of 200 partner agencies.

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Ending homelessness through employment and housing

Reside

Three workers framing a house

Reside is an innovative program that transforms vacant buildings into homes for people who are homeless or may become homeless. We partner with social enterprises who use the renovations to train people with barriers to employment and local housing providers who provide wraparound supports to the tenants.

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In summary

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.

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