In 2017, Hockey Helps the Homeless (HHTH) joined our Art Easel Program and together, we have raised over $300,000 to help shutout homelessness! HHTH believes that every Canadian should have a safe place to call home and the supports that they need to thrive. To ensure all homeless and at-risk Canadians have a fighting chance, they host Pro-Am and Collegiate hockey tournaments across Canada where players raise funds to make a direct impact for local support agencies.
Within our Art Easel Program HHTH is supported by a network of 48 easel locations that can be found in Canadian Tire stores across the Greater Toronto Area. Funds raised through the program help support life-saving programs in Toronto through their partnership with Eva’s Initiatives. Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth is an award-winning organization that provides shelter, transitional housing, and programming to help young people experiencing homelessness reach their potential to lead productive, self-sufficient, and healthy lives. Eva’s gives youth the tools to transition out of homelessness permanently.
More about Hockey Helps The Homeless
HHTH is a not-for-profit hockey charity with over 20,000 donors, 3,000 players, and 1,000 volunteers that participates annually, and together, they “play with purpose.” 100% of net proceeds stay local in the city that they have their tournaments in and with support from people like you, they are able to partner with over 45 local homeless support agencies across Canada. Since 1996, HHTH has granted over $18 million to face-off against homelessness.
Hockey Helps the Homeless focuses on two main categories to assist their partners: housing projects and supports. Housing projects include emergency housing, renovations, furnishing, and men, women, youth & family shelters. Supports for clients include recreation, health & wellness, staff support, meals, mental health services, addiction services, storage, transportation, education, outreach, and skills building. With HHTH’s help over the years, hockey has brought together passionate leaders in the community who are dedicated to shutting out homelessness.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, HHTH is unable to host their typical on ice tournament experience this season. However, you can still show your support through their new virtual fundraising campaign called the Canada Life Cup (CLC).
To learn more about HHTH and how you can get involved, visit their website at HHTH.com.