To make funding decisions that reflect the reality of youth homelessness, The Home Depot Canada Foundation recently sought the guidance of The Street Youth Planning Collaborative – Youth Leaders Committee (SYPC YLC) and Art Forms Youth Advisory Council; together selecting four, cross-country recipient organizations who will receive funding on Feb. 6, 2015 from the Foundation’s new program – The Orange Door Award.
The SYPC YLC and Art Forms commit to having the voices of youth with lived experience incorporated into community planning and mobilized to help inform program’s funding. “Integrating the voices of youth lends to the creation of solutions on how we can help put an end to youth homelessness.” said Bill Lennie, chair, board of directors, The Home Depot Canada Foundation and president, The Home Depot Canada. “By working with youth advisory groups, we gain valuable insight on how best to support projects and programs that are meaningful to homeless and vulnerable youth.”
Article source: Newswire