Our 40 Year Story

In 1982, we opened our doors as “Under 21,” a youth shelter offering 30 beds to youth experiencing homelessness. Over the past 40 years, we have evolved our services along with the changing needs of young people, always maintaining our dedication to improving the lives of vulnerable youth. To date, we have supported over 100,000 youth experiencing homelessness and trafficking through our life-changing care.

As we celebrate our 40th anniversary and reflect on how far we’ve come, we also look to the future and reaffirm our commitment to helping youth achieve brighter futures.

Outside of Covenant House Toronto building.

40 Years of Transforming Lives

In acknowledgement of our 40 years of service, the City of Toronto has proclaimed March 1, 2022 Covenant House Day.

See the Proclamation

The government of Canada congratulates Covenant House Toronto on 40 years of life-changing support for vulnerable youth.

Letter from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

The government of Ontario congratulates Covenant House Toronto on 40 years of dedication and commitment to the community.

Certificate of Achievement from Ontario Premier Doug Ford