Providing a family in need with affordable housing while investing in training young people

We donated C$50,000 to Raising the Roof’s Reside project in Toronto to renovate a house and provide affordable housing for a refugee family in need. The project, built with high-performance building practices, ensured excellent insulation, efficient heat recovery, healthy indoor air quality and low or carbon negative materials. It also offered paid on the job training for 38 young people with barriers to employment. 

As they were learning trades skills, the trainees received wraparound support such as mental health resources, employment counselling and financial help with rent and groceries. 29 of the people who worked on the property are now registered apprentices or are working full time in the trades.

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