Employment

Streetohome Commitment: $300,000
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Research consistently shows that people who have experienced homelessness want to work and that a substantial number can secure and retain jobs, but they need help overcoming barriers to employment.

Streetohome is committed to ensuring that people in our city, who are at-risk of homelessness or have lived experience of homelessness have access to employment opportunities that align with their capabilities and preferences. Employment is a critical element for mental health and well-being. Employment provides marginalized individuals a broadened social network, a sense of belonging, an opportunity to participate more fully in society, and a door to increased income, independent living and self-sufficiency.

Streetohome is partnering with TPD, an international Workforce and HR Solutions company, to launch WorkWithUs – a new non-profit staffing agency which will match individuals seeking employment with employer workforce needs.

WorkWithUs is currently collaborating with businesses that are looking for a unique way to contribute to their community and, at the same time, meet their workforce needs.

We want your business to join us in our effort to prevent homelessness and rebuild lives.

For more information on how you can become involved, please visit the WorkWithUs website or call 604.409.4090.

Streetohome’s intentions for an Employment program were featured in the Vancouver Sun*. For almost two decades, Todd says his life was a predictable cycle of detox; treatment centre; recovery house; the occasional visit to the psych ward, ending with the inevitable relapse. Finding stability through work has been Todd’s salvation from drug abuse and homelessness.

 

We believe that individuals not only need a home, but also a sense of purpose. A job provides an opportunity to: become contributing members in society; belong to a team; learn new skills; develop one’s potential and a path to self-sufficiency.”
John McLernon, Chair, Streetohome Foundation Board

Donors of
This Project

Connor Clark & Lunn

Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group Ltd. provides a broad range of traditional and alternative investment products and services to individuals, advisors and institutional investors.

With roots dating back to 1982, the firm has grown to become one of Canada’s largest privately owned asset management firms. Our affiliate teams collectively manage over $71 billion in assets from offices located across Canada and in New York and London.

MariaMarina Foundation

The MariaMarina Foundation was established in 2009 in memory of Maria Holder and her daughter Marina Brewster, the mother and sister of the Foundation’s President Christopher Holder. MariaMarina Foundation’s vision is a world in which all people can live their lives with dignity and are able to exercise their economic, social and cultural rights.