3,000+ youth

are experiencing homelessness in the GTA this holiday season.

Give them the tools they need to build a better life –

under one roof .

To break the cycle of homelessness, young people need more than shelter; they need support, from mental health counselling to help finding work. And when you’re trying to find a place to sleep or wondering where you’ll get your next meal, it’s almost impossible to try to navigate the many different systems that offer these services.

That’s why we need your generosity this holiday season.

Your gift can provide youth experiencing homelessness with the wraparound services they need, all under one roof.



You can help young people find what they need to thrive – all under one roof.

More than 11,000 youth annually visit the Y to access immediate crisis support along with mental health counselling, substance abuse referrals, assistance navigating legal issues, help finding long-term housing, and employment training.

Your support makes these programs possible. When you give to The Wagner Green YMCA or YMCA Sprott House, you’re giving youth a safe place to sleep out of the cold – but you’re also giving them these life-changing supports that can help them leave homelessness behind for good.

This holiday season, please help young people start building better futures by giving them wraparound supports under one roof.

YES! I will help youth experiencing homelessness access vital supports and services.


Help your neighbours find a brighter future by supporting the Y.

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From youth experiencing homelessness or substance use challenges to people trying desperately to find a job and make ends meet, our community's most vulnerable are relying on the Y for help. Donor support allows us to offer key housing, mental health, and employment supports for those in need - including people navigating the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community.

You can make a significant difference in the lives of individuals at-risk. Together, we can pave the way to brighter futures and strengthen our community.

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