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Coming of Age: Reimagining the Response to Youth Homelessness in Canada

Coming of Age: Reimagining the Response to Youth Homelessness in Canada is a research report on how we approach youth homelessness in Canada. The report is intended to inspire change and innovation, with the ultimate goal of contributing to real and effective solutions to youth homelessness in Canada.

This report touches on the importance of long term care and supporting youth to transition in to adulthood and independent living with programs much like our Rights of Passage program.

This comprehensive report by Dr. Stephen Gaetz is an excellent assessment of youth homelessness. 

Coming of Age by Stephen Gaetz

CIBC Shows their community spririt

Special thanks to CIBC volunteers and staff this season for helping to sort donations for our holiday backpack program and contributing to our Give a Day/Build a Life fundraising campaign. CIBC donated $6,500 to help youth in our Rights of Passage transitional housing program and helping youth with the tools to build brighter futures.

Thanks for your community spirit and generosity CIBC!

CIBC Volunteering 

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A big thank you to our Christmas Backpack contributors!

Our Christmas Backpack Campaign distributes 275 backpacks full of small goodies, clothing, toiletries and gifts to youth in need in the downtown core.

We would like to extend a big thank you to this year’s major contributors and volunteers:

Intracorp, Graymont, Fluor, Connor, Clark and Lunn Foundation, St. Paul’s Hospital Cardiac Unit, St. Helen’s School, Café Artigiano, The Vancouver Diamond Lions Club, Forester’s Insurance, Hollyburn Properties, Arbonne Charitable Foundation, The Child and Family Research Institute, The British Columbia Dental Association, Scotiabank, Starbucks, Mosaic, Best Buy on Cambie, Harris and Company, Save on Foods on Cambie, Choices Markets, Safeway on Davie, Advent Reception, Design Group, Urban Barn on Granville, C2HM Hill, CIBC, A Mother’s Touch, and hundreds of other volunteers and donors who took the time to shop for items for our youth!

Thank you for helping us give our youth the Christmas they deserve! 

Thank you for Christmas Backpacks


Have a few hours to spare? Come volunteer with us!

Thank-a-Thon's are fun-filled evenings where volunteers get together and call our donors just to say “thank-you”. Because we are primarily privately funded, it is important for us to be able to reach our donors and thank them personally for the difference they make in our young peoples’ lives.

In January & February, volunteers will meet at Covenant House every Monday and Tuesday from 5:00pm-7:30pm. You can sign up to volunteer for one Thank-a-Thon or as many as you like!

Thank-a-Thon’s are ideal for families, school, church and corporate groups who would like to volunteer together. If you would like to volunteer or learn more please call Amanda Emes at 604-639-8920 or email

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