A New Voice

When Adam moved from our crisis shelter to the longer-term housing program, CIBC Rights of Passage, I was told it had been two years since he last spoke in full sentences. He wouldn’t say more than a word or two. One day, I accompanied him on an appointment in the community. Like usual, he was [...]

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Fluffy buttermilk biscuits

As we transition into fall, the cravings for comfort food begin. If you are looking for something savoury to complement your favourite hearty soup or gravy, then you are in for a treat! This recipe is courtesy of our culinary arts training program, Cooking for Life, which prepares homeless youth for a career in hospitality.   [...]

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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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