BTA Helps the Homeless
Business Transition Alliance
When the holiday season comes around, we all get into the spirit of giving — and not just to friends and family. This year we have decided to help the less fortunate people we all see on the streets every day.
According to the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario, homelessness in Canada among low-income and vulnerable populations is on the rise due to the lack of adequate and affording housing.
The facts are shocking.
Approximately 35,000 Canadians experience homelessness on a given night and at least 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness in a year—of which, 27 per cent are women and 19 per cent are youth. There has been a rise in the number of homeless adults 55+ years of age, and about 28-34 per cent of the shelter population is Indigenous—an over represented group among the homeless population in Canada.
These statistics only take into consideration the visibly homeless. There are 450,000-900,000 Canadians who experience hidden homelessness, where they temporarily live with friends or family or strangers, but have no guarantees for continued residency or permanent housing.
In light of these dreadful facts, we have decided to do what we can to help the homeless over the holiday season. We will be handing out Tim Hortons gift cards to homeless individuals in the Toronto area and in a Newmarket homeless shelter for mothers and children, as well as to victims of human trafficking in support of RCMP efforts. We will also be distributing Tim’s cards to clients, associates and family members for them to participate in helping those who are less fortunate.
As well, we will be making a contribution to the Scott Mission— a non-denominational charity organization in Ontario, providing meals, shelter, groceries, clothing and childcare for those in need—on behalf of each person who fills out the Business Value Index questionnaire on our website.
Please join us in helping the less fortunate in our community.
Happy Holidays from BTA!
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