Our Impact

Since 1995, we have made significant positive impacts in the lives of children, youth, families and communities. We bring people together to heal, learn, grow and thrive so they can be resilient when facing life’s challenges today and into the future.

Together with Closer to Home, families and communities can ensure social issues like poverty, mental health and social exclusion are addressed and positive futures are created.

Did You Know

  • Children experience an average of 4 traumatic events before coming into our foster care program
  • 10 languages are spoken by our staff: English, Cree, French, Nepali, Hindi, Arabic, Persian/Farsi, Vietnamese, Urdu, Spanish

Volunteers and Donors – 2020/2021

  • 432 donors contributed $786,556 of financial support
  • Due to COVID-19, we had limited volunteer participation, we hope to welcome our generous volunteers back soon! 

Our Impact – 2020/2021

  • 86% of participants reported an increased sense of belonging with the Indigenous community and increased empowerment and ability to address issues as they arise.
  • 100% of participants reported increased engagement with the traditional knowledge, practices and ceremony needed for their healing journey. 
  • 91% of children were able to stay home with their families. 
  • 86% of children improved or maintained healthy development. 
  • 96% of parents in Home Visitation programs said they now have improved skills to handle daily challenges.
  • 83% of parents improved their parenting skills and knowledge of child development. 
  • 100% of children and youth in foster care and group homes can identify a friend or family member who provides friendship, connection and emotional support. 
  • Outcomes have improved significantly over the last year decreasing youth risk factors by 81%

To see our Annual Report to the Community, click here