Over the Years
Toque Tuesday is Raising the Roof’s annual fundraising day which takes place on the first Tuesday in February and has been happening since the very beginning!
1997 was the first Toque Tuesday and toques were sold at 7 TTC subway stations and on Toronto streets with the endorsement of the Canadian comedians Bob and Doug Mackenzie. Volunteers (many of them members of the homeless community), Toronto Metropolitan University students, and other concerned citizens hit the streets to sell toques and raise awareness of the issues of homelessness.
Raising the Roof is very grateful to have the support of many notable Canadians who have worn the toque and amplified the important message and need to end homelessness in Canada.
IT IS NOT JUST A TOQUE, IT IS A STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY;
EVERYONE DESERVES A SAFE AND STABLE PLACE TO CALL HOME.
Raising the Roof’s Toque Campaign has been reaching Canadians for 26 years, raising over $9 million. The campaign supports Raising the Roof’s homelessness prevention initiatives, as well as front-line homelessness agencies across the country.
Funds raised through the Toque Campaign benefit our RESIDE program which renovates vacant properties into homes for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. The renovations are used as a vehicle to train and employ youth with barriers to employment in the trades, tackling homelessness through both affordable housing and employment with supports.
Toque Tuesday February 7, 2023
Join us for ONE NIGHT, a new fundraising event to help prevent and end homelessness in Canada. We want to give people a small taste of what hundreds of Canadians experience each night by having participants sleep in their cars or sleep rough for one night and raise money for Raising the Roof.
Camel Toque $25.00
Heather Grey Toque $25.00
Red Pom Toque $25.00
Black Cuffed Toque $15.00
Classic Black Toque $15.00
Toque Campaign Impact
years supporting long-term solutions to homelessness through the Toque Campaign
raised from Canadians for homelessness prevention + long-term solutions
who work on the front-lines of homelessness prevention have been supported through the campaign
whose lives have been changed through employment in the trades + affordable housing through the Reside program (and we're just getting started!)
Who we are
help end homelessness in canada
What We Do
solution to homelessness