Raising the Roof Canada

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Raising the Roof’s mission is “to provide strong and effective national leadership on long-term solutions to homelessness through partnership and collaboration with diverse stakeholders, investment in local communities, and public education.”


Canadian Homelessness Research Library

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The Homeless Hub was created to address the need for a single place to find homelessness information from across Canada.  Launched in 2007, the Homeless Hub is a web-based research library and information center representing an innovative step forward in the use of technology to enhance knowledge mobilization and networking.”


United Way of Perth-Huron

United Way Perth Huron
United Way Perth-Huron is a leading community not-for-profit organization, touching the lives of 45,000 people annually by funding agencies, researching social issues, convening conversations, and incubating new programs/services. UWPH works with over 50 different agencies, projects and programs – a staggering number of initiatives that improve lives and build strong local communities.”


Information Perth

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Information Perth gathers “information on community, social, recreational, government and health services in Perth County, Ontario.”


Partners in Employment

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Partners in Employment is a not for profit organization that assists people in Huron and Perth Counties to find and keep employment.”


City of Stratford Social Services

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“The City of Stratford provides assistance for people who need help with income, housing, child care and more.  The city is the local Service Manager for provincial programs such as Ontario Works, Public/Social Housing and Childcare Services. The city serves people that live in Stratford, St. Marys and Perth County.”

At Stratford Perth Shelterlink, our mission is to assist homeless youth and those at risk of becoming homeless. We do more than just assist in finding them a warm safe bed — we are actively working with youth to assist them in their pursuits, through education and skills development supports. We were recently the recipients of a grant through the Emergency Community Support Fund in conjunction with the local Stratford Perth Community Foundation. The grant allowed us to purchase laptops and upgrade our internet and purchase supplies for skills development programming. The staff and youth at the shelter are thrilled they will be able to carry on with education and pursue employment opportunities during the pandemic.

Stratford Perth Shelterlink are the proud recipients of a $7000 grant from the Emergency Community Support Fund with the assistance of the local Stratford Perth Community Foundation.

The grant was much needed support to our local Living Options for Youth and Emergency Community Placement Program which assists homeless youth, or those at risk of experiencing homelessness, during COVID 19.  COVID 19 cancelled a major fundraiser for our organization so we are grateful for the assistance to allow our programs to continue and our shelter to remain operational 24 hours a day.

Next Fundraising Event:

Coldest Night of the Year

Shelterlink Fundraising Events:

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Shelterlink Wish List

We could use your help! Shelterlink is in need of the following items for the Living Options for Youth program. Please consider donating.

  • Fans for the summer!
  • Single bed mattress covers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Non-perishable goods
  • Laundry soap
  • Laundry baskets
  • Towels
  • Dish soap
  • Single Bed Sheets
  • Grocery Gift Cards
    • to buy fresh items for our Breakfast Program
  • Staples Gift Cards
    • to buy much needed school and office supplies
  • Quarters for Laundry
    • $0.25 x 4 = 1 load

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