Many people think that homeless youth choose to leave home, but nobody makes the choice to become homeless. More often than not, these young people have been living in chaotic environments. They may be forced to flee from an abusive family member, or been pushed out by mentally unstable parents. Once on their own, they quickly discover that it’s more difficult than they thought it would be. Your support can change their lives.
Established in 1971, Kennedy House Youth Services has a forty year history of providing therapeutic residential care to troubled youth in the Greater Toronto Area. Since our inception, we have worked with 10,000 different youth through our various programs.
The Kennedy House Youth Shelter, located in Toronto provides a safe and healthy living environment for youth ages 16-24 who have complex needs and are homeless. With your support we can address the many issues of homeless youth, by offering programming that helps the youth stay healthy as well as access jobs, education, counseling, permanent housing, clothing and other
There are unique challenges associated with being a homeless youth. Young people living on the street have a higher chance of being taken advantage of or led astray by adults or their peers. Your support will give homeless youth the chance to try different options for achieving success in a safe and healthy environment. They need a great deal of support to figure a way out of their current situations.
You can support our initiatives and change lives by becoming a Kennedy House Youth Shelter supporter. Your support ensures you continue to have excellent visibility in your community, and sets you apart as a community leader dedicated to helping homeless youth in Toronto.
Between 6:00 and 8:00 pm a warm, light meal will be served to all walkers and volunteers.
Registration opens at 4:00 pm
All walkers must check-in at registration upon arrival
Please come prepared with:
All cash and cheques payable to "Coldest Night of the Year"
Pledge Sheet with all donor data filled out completely and neatly or post all pledges of cash and cheques online in your personal fundraising page and print off the My Results Form and bring with cash or cheques.
Waiver Form for those 17 and under with parent/guardian signature
For those who chose to pay the non-refundable registration fee, the early bird cost of $25 applies until Sunday, February 17th. After that, the fee will be $40.
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2 km walk
5 km walk
10 km walk
Rest stops will be available on all routes.
All routes will be well signed.
Route marshalls, rest stop attendants, and sweep vehicle drivers will be available for support along the route.
All riders 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
Come prepared while keeping an eye on the expected weather.
Kennedy House General Team