We were honoured to host two recent Ontario government announcements that will support our youth. The Province announced plans to prevent youth 16 to 17, struggling in difficult family situations, from becoming homeless by raising the age of protection. They also pledged to better serve young victims of sex trafficking through a number of initiatives.
Huddling in a doorway at night was the only choice 17-year-old Tina thought she had. Rejected and alone, she lived on downtown streets for a couple of terrifying months. Tina had been living with her mother in the suburbs. Her mom’s boyfriend would constantly yell and hurl insults at her. But her mother chose her [...]
Right now, we have a chance to make a real difference to thousands of young people. The province is currently reviewing its laws that protect kids. We’re asking our supporters to raise their voices to let the provincial government know that the age of protection should be raised from 16 to 18.
Covenant House Toronto has launched our first annual Covenant House Month this February to raise awareness and funds to help homeless youth. While an estimated 40,000 young people across the country and 10,000 in Toronto alone have no place to call home at any time during the year, almost 90 percent of Canadians surveyed said [...]
Craig’s parents died in an accident when he was six, leaving him and his four-year-old brother alone. They were placed in foster care and taken in by two different families.