This is my fourth Sleep Out, a unique experiential event that will be taking
place in downtown Toronto. I will be one of many men and women, from across different industries who together we will fight youth homelessness.
Why am I Sleeping Out?
Life on the streets have touched my family and without the help of organizations like Covenant House those homeless youth would not have made their way out. On any given night in Canada, there may be up to 7,000 homeless youth. Covenant House Toronto has offered some 95,000 homeless kids the opportunity and hope to move from a life on the street to a life with a future. They change lives, serving at-risk homeless and trafficked youth by providing a wide range of services and support to as many as 300 youth a day.
They provide 24/7 crisis shelter and transitional housing on-site and in the community, along with comprehensive services, including education, counselling, health care, employment assistance, job training and aftercare.
By participating in this event I am doing my small part to make sure the doors stay open for all who need them.