View this email in your browser

Issue 9
June 2016


A Visit from The Geelong Project

Working together with our Australian friends at The Geelong Project.
Pictured (from left to right): Lindsay Mackinnon (The RAFT), Elisa Traficante (Raising the Roof), Erin Dej (Canadian Observatory on Homelessness), Mike Lethby (The RAFT), David MacKenzie (The Geelong Project), Carolann Barr (Raising the Roof), Peter Jacobson (The Geelong Project)
This month, we received a visit from representatives from The Geelong Project (TGP) in Australia. TGP is one of the first proven models for school-based interventions that prevent youth homelessness. Raising the Roof has adapted this model for the Canadian context as The Upstream Project (TUP) with two Pilot communities in Ontario.
Dr. David MacKenzie and Peter Jacobson presented in Toronto and the two Pilot communities. These discussions provided valuable insight into the program model established by TGP, setting the stage for the Pilot which begins in York and Niagara regions in September. Through collaboration, we can better support our young people!
Learn More
NEW RESOURCE: Community Planning Toolkit

As a founding member of A Way Home Canada, we are excited to announce the release of the Youth Homelessness Community Planning Toolkit.

Developed by the coalition and Toolkit author Dr. Alina Turner, this resource builds upon promising practices and plans to end youth homelessness to enhance the capacity of organizations and/or individuals who are leading the way in addressing the issue in their communities. 

The Toolkit will be released on June 8th and can be accessed on the
Homeless Hub. Sign-up now for the accompanying webinar, led by Dr. Alina Turner.
Community Spotlight: Desmond
Desmond, along with some of his fellow students at Harbord Collegiate Institute in Toronto, collected donations over the course of a week to support our school-based homelessness prevention initiative. He says, "The reason we picked Raising the Roof is because of The Upstream Project specifically because we thought it was a very simple and good idea."

Thanks for your support, Desmond!
Event Countdown: Sounds in the 6ix
Sounds in the 6ix is just TWO DAYS away! Join us for Raising the Roof's first-ever battle of the bands fundraising event. With a fantastic band line-up, a high-profile Judges Panel, and some amazing Silent Auction items up for bid, it's an event you won't want to miss. The event takes place on June 9th at Revival Bar in Toronto. All proceeds support The Upstream Project, a youth homelessness prevention initiative.
Questions? CONTACT US!
Copyright © 2015 Raising the Roof, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
263 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON   M4R 1B1
unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 
Registered Charitable # 139744569RR0001