Preventing Homelessness in Canada

On Tuesday, August 16, the TD Manitoba team will be helping clean up the first Raising the Roof Reside project in Winnipeg! The abandoned nail salon will be transformed into three homes. The two larger units will be made available to Indigenous families at risk of child apprehension without safe, affordable, stable housing and the smaller unit will be made available to Indigenous youth aging out of care. Fearless R2W and North End Community Renewal Corporation will support the tenants and provide property management on an ongoing basis.

The work on the property is also a great opportunity for trades training for people with barriers to employment who want to work in the trades. Purpose Construction will train and employ 35+ people with barriers to employment in the trades, whether that is previous incarceration, being a newcomer to Canada, LGBTQ+ youth or other obstacles.

Raising the Roof needs help getting the exterior ready. The TD team will be weeding, removing trees, scraping paint and general yard clean up. All materials and refreshments will be provided. The day will start at 9am and end in the mid afternoon.

Money raised through this volunteer day will go toward preventing homelessness in Winnipeg through Raising the Roof’s Reside program.  The Raising the Roof team is actively looking for the next larger project for even greater impact in the Winnipeg area.

The first Winnipeg Reside project is generously supported by the TD Ready Commitment.

Reside impact to date

4

communities in Canada have been impacted through the Reside program

17

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

185

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

5000

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

Learn more about the

Winnipeg Reside Project

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