Self-care from the inside out

On a Friday evening in June, youth from around the house gathered in our employment centre for a one-day spa and salon pop-up event. Hosted by Kasia from the P.E.A.C.E. (Peer Education and Connection Through Empowerment) Project and Aleks from our in-house barbershop, the evening encouraged the youth to explore both their inner and outer [...]

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Gaining strength through experience

Omar remembers returning to Toronto and calling both his parents, every relative and even distant family friends. Nobody answered. He panicked and sank into despair, even considering ending his life. He had nowhere to go. He spent a long time thinking at a downtown subway station before finally realizing there was nothing left to do [...]

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National anti-trafficking hotline

You did it! Last summer, over 18,000 supporters signed our petition asking the federal government for a national anti-human trafficking hotline. Earlier this year, the government announced that The Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline would launch this fall.

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Power of a haircut

One of the first things youth notice when they walk into our employment centre is a barbershop chair and desk with haircutting tools. Aleks, our employment counsellor who assists youth to prepare applications and find work, is also a barber. He had the idea to provide a weekly barbershop when he saw that many of [...]

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Blackened Corn Salsa

Make your next barbecue a true fiesta with this zesty and colourful side. This memorable homemade mélange of spicy and sweet flavours is a perfect offering for guests. Just don’t be surprised if you hear an “Olé!” This recipe is courtesy of our culinary arts training program, Cooking for Life, which prepares homeless youth for [...]

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