Preventing Homelessness in Canada

For the past 25 years, Raising the Roof has raised funds for homelessness prevention programs across Canada, conducted research that informs national policy and started several innovative pilot projects to prevent and end homelessness.

Raising the Roof’s latest initiative is the Reside program. Through Reside, vacant properties are renovated into homes for people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. Through partnerships with social enterprise’s with construction training programs, the renovations are used a vehicle to train and employ people with barriers to employment. 83% of people who worked on Reside projects have been connected to careers in the construction sector.

Your donation will help prevent and end homelessness in Canada through the proven and effective 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 development


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


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

“We’re honoured to partner with Raising the Roof and help stem the cycle of poverty that grips so many people across Canada.”

About SingleKeySingle Key’s mission is to remove the common headaches of renting. They simplify the residential leasing process and provide landlords peace of mind by managing their risk.