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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

National Toque Tuesday 17th Annual Mayor’s Pancake Breakfast

On Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 7-9:00am warm your head, warm your heart…and help put a “cap” on homelessness.

Please join the Housing Help Program of Community Care at Market Square on King Street in Downtown St. Catharines for the 17th Annual Toque Tuesday Mayor’s Pancake Breakfast. This event- said to be the most important breakfast you will have all year, supports the Housing Help Program run out of Community Care and the services they deliver to those most vulnerable in our community.

NEW THIS YEAR are Raising the Roof ball caps and back by popular demand are the premium pom-pom toques sold for $20 along with our ‘classic’ style toque for $10! Your purchase includes our traditional hot breakfast of pancakes, sausage, and fresh Starbucks® coffee or tea! Wear a 2016/17 Raising the Roof toque on February 7th and ride St. Catharines Transit buses FREE for the entire day!

Funds raised in our community stay in our community: 50% of the net proceeds raised through toque sales will directly support Community Care/Housing Help and the programs that best serve the homeless population in St. Catharines & Thorold. The remaining 50% will fund National Raising the Roof initiatives contributing to long-term solutions to homelessness in Canada.

Housing Help 2016 FACTS:

  • Housing Help worked with youth, 16 to 24 years of age, who were either homeless or at imminent risk of being homeless. Over 50% of youth trustees were female.
  • More than 3,000 INDIVIDUALS received shelter assistance.
  • Assistance included housing/homelessness issues, landlord/tenant concerns, income application processes, and utility, identification, and communication assistance-including navigating vital systems…amongst many other struggles.

Raising the Roof provides a snapshot of homelessness in Canada:

  • An estimated 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness each year
  • 35,000 Canadians experience homelessness on any given night
  • 50,000+ Canadians experience hidden homelessness: couch-surfing, sleeping in a car, or other precarious housing
  • 20% of the homeless population are young people aged 16-24

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For more information please contact:
The Housing Help Program of Community Care St. Catharines and Thorold
129 Church St, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 6W8 www.communitycarestca.ca
Catherine Livingston, Manager | catherinehhc@communitycarestca.ca | 905 984 8955 ext.303
Shannon Munro, Communications | smunro@communitycarestca.ca | 905 685 1349 ext.235

Raising the Roof
Arundel Gibson | arundel@raisingtheroof.org | 416 489 9531
www.raisingtheroof.org