discover the stories of the people in the frontlines

Melody Li
Melody Li

Melody Li brought Homeless Connect to Toronto to challenge the stigma of homelessness and help individuals navigate the "system" and connect with essential services.

Alana Jones
Alana Jones

With the help of a generous donor, Alana Jones and Fred Victor were able to set up the “1 Step Up Fund” for those who need the extra help. We’ve all been there at some point.

Angela Robertson
Angela Robertson

Angela Robertson knew that when the pandemic hit homeless shelters, we needed to create safe spaces for those suffering from COVID-19. Through her position leading the Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre, she rallied support and in April 2020, the first COVID-10 Recovery site opened its doors.

Lucia Borrelli
Lucia Borrelli

When Lucia’s client’s rental application was denied, Lucia wouldn’t take “no” for an answer. Lucia’s compassion, knowledge, and relentless advocacy allow her to secure housing for clients experiencing social barriers.

Ashley Edstrom
Ashley Edstrom Comrie

Ashley Edstrom Comrie served as the bridge between several social services and sponsors to develop the Rapid Rehousing Initiative which housed 744 individuals in 540 TCH units from March 2020 to June 2021.

Eleanor Bothwell
Eleanor Bothwell

Eleanor Bothwell knows that a position of privilege brings responsibilities. So when she saw that the Red Door family shelter in her Leslieville neighbourhood was in danger of losing its building and closing, she decided to do something about it.

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together let's end homelessness

Too many of us turn a blind eye to homelessness. Coming face-to-face with the problem is the only way we can overcome it.

Homelessness is a complex issue. It has many causes such as poverty, food insecurity, lack of healthcare, support services, affordable housing and job placement to name a few. It isn’t always obvious, and it also conjures up many stereotypes.

We will shine a spotlight on those who see the world differently and face the problem head-on to encourage others to do the same. On October 10, 2021 (World Homeless Day), we launch our movement to end homelessness in Toronto and Vancouver. We will continue through November 30 (Giving Back Tuesday).
Working with our partner Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (TAEH), 100% of the funds collected will be dispersed to local organizations and individuals who are having an impact in ending homelessness.

Being homeless is not a choice. Help ending it is.

join our movement in 3 simple steps:

  1. Order your FREE tiptap touchless giving™ display and device. The online order form is available to November 12, 2021.
  2. Set up your display and device.
  3. Encourage people to tap to support the movement.