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Life Unscripted Interview

Posted May 11th, 2022

Our Executive Director Mike Lethby was interviewed by Janice Arnoldi from Life Unscripted. "I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Janice Arnoldi on her show “Life Unscripted” on CKTB. The interview covered the RAFT’s history and our unique and successful service for youth in Niagara." - Mike Lethby, RAFT Executive Director

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Transitioning Youth Out of Homelessness

Posted Mar 21st, 2022

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Request for Proposal - Youth Substance Use Prevention Awareness Campaign

Posted Mar 3rd, 2022

RAFT announces a Request for Proposal to create a multi-dimensional campaign that reaches both youth and parents in different and unique ways. Through the utilization of St. Catharines city-owned properties (both physical and digital), the campaign will help youth and parents navigate through resources that are available and accessible during the unique times of need.

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The Home Depot Canada Foundation Launches TradeWorx

The Home Depot Canada Foundation Launches TradeWorx

Posted Sep 28th, 2021

The Home Depot Canada Foundation launches TradeWorx to help youth experiencing homelessness establish careers in skilled trades.

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Two Years of Shelter Diversion: Learnings and Lessons

Two Years of Shelter Diversion: Learnings and Lessons

Posted Aug 9th, 2021

This report examines the effectiveness of a Centralized Shelter Diversion program in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada between April 2019 and April 2021. The dataset consists of information gathered by a team of Shelter Diversion workers who had 2,643 interactions with 1,181 unique people as they sought access to shelter provided by the RAFT’s Youth Shelter, Southridge Community Church’s Adult Shelter, or the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara’s Nightlight Youth Shelter. The report plots the n...

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The Orange Door Project 2021

The Orange Door Project 2021

Posted Jul 6th, 2021

We’ve partnered with The Home Depot Canada Foundation to help raise funds for Niagara youth! All funds raised at the St. Catharines Home Depot store during the campaign will support the RAFT.

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A Mother's Wish

Posted May 17th, 2021

Sometimes in life, circumstances are totally out of your control and you are left at the mercy of organizations like the RAFT to step in and provide direction.

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RAFT Donors’ 2020 Tax Receipts

RAFT Donors’ 2020 Tax Receipts

Posted Feb 4th, 2021

Attention RAFT Donors! Your charitable donation tax receipt is now ready to be downloaded.

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The Orange Door Project & The RAFT

The Orange Door Project & The RAFT

Posted Dec 1st, 2020

We’ve partnered with The Home Depot Canada Foundation to help raise funds for our community! And you can help too!

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Check Out YourTV's Feature on The RAFT

Posted Jun 18th, 2019

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Life Unscripted Interview

May 11th, 2022

Our Executive Director Mike Lethby was interviewed by Janice Arnoldi from Life Unscripted. "I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Janice Arnoldi on her show “Life Unscripted” on CKTB. The interview covered the RAFT’s history and our unique and successful service for youth in Niagara." - Mike Lethby, RAFT Executive Director

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