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 and homeless youth.

More than a place to stay, we provide 24/7 crisis shelter and a longer-term residential program along with comprehensive services, including education, counselling, health care, employment assistance and job training. For more than 30 years, Covenant House has helped thousands of young people move from a life on the street to a life with a future.

Covenant House Toronto advocates for at-risk and homeless youth by influencing public policy and delivering prevention and awareness programs.

To do all this, we rely on donors for more than 80 percent of our almost $20-million annual operating budget.

On average, 3,000 young people turn to us annually. Our doors are open to youth 16 to 24 regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or the circumstances that have brought them to our threshold.


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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