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The RAFT Social Impact Bond Pilot - Update

Posted Nov 16th, 2015

Ontario is moving forward with it's Social Impact Bonds (SIBs). The RAFT was one of four organizations selected to run a pilot project based on their SIB idea.

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RAFT Benefit Concert

Posted Oct 23rd, 2015

Join us on Friday October 30th for the Youth Benefit Music Show hosted by Josh D’Cunha and Mahtay Café! Tickets are $10 at the door with a portion of the proceeds being donated to youth at the Raft.

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Niagara Resource Service for Youth (RAFT) shortlisted for Social Impact Bond pilot

Posted Aug 12th, 2015

The RAFT is one of only four organizations shortlisted from among 83 proposals to participate in piloting and business case validation for the first Social Impact Bond (SIB) in Ontario. If you’re curious about what a Social Impact Bond is you can ask Michael Lethby, Executive Director of RAFT.

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En Français

Posted Aug 7th, 2015 in General

L’agence RAFT profite du financement du Ministère des Services à l'enfance et à la jeunesse et reconnaît l'importance de faciliter l’access au services dans la langue francaise pour leurs members francophone à travers le region du Niagara.

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An Innovative Approach to Solving Youth Homelessness in Rural Canada

An Innovative Approach to Solving Youth Homelessness in Rural Canada

Posted Nov 18th, 2014 in News, General

Six years ago we started offering a youth homelessness prevention program called Youth Reconnect. This was a large undertaking for us as it represented a completely new strategic direction for our services and was being piloted in a largely rural community approximately 50 kilometers away

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How The Home Depot Canada Foundation is helping put an end to youth homelessness with “Paper Doors”

Jun 7th, 2017

One component of The Orange Door Project is The Home Depot’s national fundraising campaign. From now until July 2, The Home Depot customers can buy a $2 paper door in support of a local youth-focused housing charity.

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