As Canada’s national authority on housing, CMHC has the lead role in developing Canada’s first-ever National Housing Strategy. Part of this ambitious Strategy will be to reduce chronic and episodic homelessness by 50%.
How many of us have ever experienced what it is like to be homeless or sleep outside in the cold? Perhaps you would like to experience what this may be like so that the policy you develop or the programs you design or deliver are relevant to those in need.
We are excited to give you the opportunity to do just that.
Since 2012, Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa has organized an opportunity to spend one night outside–without many of the comforts of home—an experience that calls attention to the realities of youth homelessness.
This year in Ottawa, more than 1,000 young people will spend the coldest, darkest, and harshest months of the year with no place to call home. Sadly, the winter months are not the only battle for homeless youth in Ottawa. Many are suffering from trauma, mental health issues, poverty, addiction, and other challenges that contribute to homelessness.
On November 30, 2017 we are sleeping out to raise funds to support homeless youth in our community. Please, help us make a difference in the life of a youth, and make a donation TODAY!