About Us

For nearly forty years, we have maintained a steadfast dedication to our mission: supporting the vulnerable youth who come through our doors. To this day, we remain committed to this duty.

Covenant House helps youth ignite their potential and reclaim their lives. As Canada’s largest agency serving youth who are homeless, trafficked or at risk, we offer the widest range of 24-7 services to more than 300 young people each day.

As a national leader, we educate and advocate for long-term change to improve the lives of vulnerable youth. This includes influencing public policy, leading awareness and prevention programs and continually building and sharing our knowledge. As a learning organization, we strive for excellence and programs with impact.

More than a place to stay, we provide life-changing care with unconditional love and respect. We meet youth’s immediate needs and then we work together to achieve their future goals. We offer housing options, health and well-being support, training and skill development, and ongoing care once youth move into the community.

Thanks to our donors, who contribute almost 80 per cent of our $33-million annual operating budget, we are able to deliver these comprehensive programs and services.

Since 1982, Covenant House has supported more than 100,000 young people.

(416) 598-4898

20 Gerrard St. East
Toronto, ON
M5B 2P3

We offer 24-7 care

The needs of the more than 300 youth coming through our doors daily are met with a high ratio of care and strong staff expertise. With 300 employees in a diverse range of roles, we’re able to run vital programming throughout the day and offer drop-in centre hours seven days a week.

Our staff are also out in the community, supporting and building one-on-one relationships with youth, advocating for change and delivering important awareness, prevention and early intervention programs.

No matter what role they fill at Covenant House, employees are known for their specialized expertise, professionalism and compassion for the youth we serve.

Our facilities

Located in the heart of Toronto, Covenant House occupies 100,000 square feet of space that offers youth ages 16 to 24 essential services.

Young people are welcome to drop in, get a bite to eat, do a load of laundry, get medical care or stay the night in our 96-bed shelter. Everyone who walks through the door is connected with a youth worker who will help them get the support they need, access the right services and make a personalized plan to gain control of their life.


We are part of an international network

Covenant House is an internationally recognized child care agency with “houses” in 31 cities in Canada (Toronto and Vancouver), the U.S. and Latin America.


Other Covenant House locations

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Learn about the youth we support.