about us

As Canada's largest homeless youth agency, Covenant House Toronto changes lives by providing the widest range of services and support under one roof. A national leader, we educate and advocate for change to help at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth by influencing public policy and delivering prevention and awareness programs.

More than a place to stay, our agency serves youth through our 24/7 crisis shelter and transitional housing on-site and in the community, as well as with our comprehensive services, including education, counselling, health care, employment assistance, job training and aftercare. As many as 250 youth a day use our residential and support services.

To do all this, we rely on donors for more than 80 percent of our $24.4-million annual operating budget.

Our doors are open to youth 16 to 24 regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or the circumstances that have brought them to our doors.

We work to help homeless youth move from a life on the street to a life with a future. Since 1982, Covenant House has served more than 90,000 young people.

Our Principles

We are guided by our Covenant House Principles of Immediacy, Sanctuary, Communicating Values, Structure and Choice.
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Our Milestones

Since 1982, we have launched numerous innovative programs to meet the needs of the homeless youth that come to our doors.
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Success stories

A moving day

With entry-level wages and no family support, Jason worried that an independent life would be impossible.
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