At YWS, we lead in collaboration with a dedicated volunteer board of directors, fundraising, human resource and finance/audit committees to carry out our mission. Our continued goal is the efficient use of financial resources to continue to ensure long-term financial viability.
If you have any questions regarding YWS’s financial information or long-term strategic plan, please call our Steve Doherty, Executive Director at 416.748.0110 ext. 23.
Top 10 – Canada Youth Charities 2020
In 2015 YWS became one of 10 diverse high impact charities selected by Charity Intelligence to be part of CI Canadian Charity Impact Fund. Impact is measured through our SROI (Social Return on Investment) which is a ratio that measures the amount of value created per dollar donated.
#1 in Youth category
2019 Top 100 Charity List was released to assist donors in making informed decisions during the 2019 holiday season. Youth Without Shelter is recognized as the top charity in the youth category. The ranking is based upon financial transparency (both fundraising and charity) and social results transparency (how donations are being used to create impact, and the sharing of that story).
#1 in Youth category
In December of 2019, YWS was nominated as one of Macleans top 100 charities in the Canada’s Best Charities 2020: Top 100 report. YWS rated at the top of the overall list in the second highest percentile, and top of the list with highest percentile in the youth category with an overall rating of 97.5%.
Youth Without Shelter is a partner of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness. As a CAEH Partner we agree:
- To support the mission of preventing and ending homelessness in Canada.
- That an end to homelessness in Canada will be achieved when no Canadian individual or family stays in an emergency homeless shelter or sleeps outside longer than one week before moving into a safe, decent, affordable home with the support needed to sustain it;
- To act within their capacity to achieve that mission;
- To support the four core principles of the Housing First philosophy that form the basis of community plans to end homelessness:
- consumer choice and self-determination in all housing and support services;
- provide direct access to permanent housing with the support necessary to sustain it;
- housing is a Human Right and is not conditional on sobriety or program participation;
- social inclusion, self-sufficiency and improved quality of life and health to the greatest extent possible is the ultimate objective of housing and support services