The Home Depot Canada Foundation’s Commitment to Systems Change in Youth Homelessness

The Home Depot Canada Foundation has recently revisited its role and plans by developing a Theory of Change and Strategic Plan.  We hear about the journey and results from Amy Bilodeau, Sr. Manager, Community Investment for the Home Depot Canada, a role which includes supporting the Home Depot Canada Foundation’s mission to eradicate youth homelessness in Canada. 

This mission has remained intact, and with a renewed commitment, with the Foundation continuing to aim higher on its fundraising goals, and then applying those significant funds for systemic change.  We hear about the importance of engaging all stakeholders in this work, from Home Depot Canada suppliers and vendors, to charities the Foundation supports, to youth who have experienced homelessness.  They’ve taken on a more intentional focus on serving equity-deserving populations.

We also hear that it’s about more than funding, and there’s a great fit for Home Depot Canada to be providing skills trades experience to youth, as an act of preventing homelessness.  


The Home Depot Canada Foundation Strategic Plan:

The Home Depot Canada Foundation:    

Tradeworx: Helping youth experiencing homelessness access careers in the trades: