how we started

Since 2013, Homeless Connect Toronto coordinates “one-stop-shop” events for individuals at-risk-of and experiencing homelessness in Toronto. It is based upon a successful initiative, Project Homeless Connect, which started in San Francisco in 1998 and has since been implemented by 221 communities in North America. Our events bring together essential resources on housing, employment, ID clinics, health care, and other services under one roof for those at risk of or experiencing homelessness in Toronto. Service providers deliver as many of their services as they can on-site, minimizing the need for referral or follow-up. As a volunteer and service-run event, people from various sectors participate and actively engage in being a part of the solution to overcome homelessness in our city.

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our vision

HCT is committed to helping individuals to connect the dots to end homelessness in their lives.

our mission

is to engage the community and create sustainable partnerships to overcome homelessness in Toronto by:

Increasing access to services by bringing providers to one centralized location

Empowering guests by providing a space for their voices to be heard

Fostering collaboration among local social service agencies by providing a comprehensive network of services

Engaging business organizations to build partnerships with social service agencies

Raising advocacy and awareness of issues contributing to homelessness through the united efforts of homeless persons, volunteers, social services and businesses

 
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Get to know us

Get to know our HCT planning team, the founder, and the board.

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TRANSPARENCY

All donations are directed to our work to keep us accountable to our donors.

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news and media

Check out what the news and media has to say about our programs.