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.

Our Impact – 2022/2023

This year, our Indigenous families reported that: 

  • 80% of families feel an increased engagement with the traditional knowledge, practice and ceremony needed for their healing journey
  • 77% of families have an increased sense of belonging with the Indigenous community and its resources
  • 83% of those served NOW have an increased understanding of the key concepts of historical knowledge relating to resources and supports to process the impact of intergenerational trauma

This year, our Community Program kids, youth and parents/caregivers reported that: 

  • 80% of parents/caregivers showed improvement in knowledge of parenting and child development
  • 80% of parents/caregivers demonstrated an increase in their knowledge of community resources
  • This year, we have seen a 134% increase in community program participation and enrollment, which the North Central Family Resource Network has successfully fulfilled.

This year, our Foster Care program reported that:

  • 86% of children/youth experience supported transitions to parents, kin or adoption
  • 80% of Children/youth will identify and develop connections to family and natural supports, increasing their social support networks and resources for independence
  • 30 kids are in Closer to Home’s foster care program

This year, our Group Care program reported that:

  • 98% of youth in our care reported feeling emotionally and physically safe while living in our teaching homes.
  • 73% of youth in care have developed social and emotional skills that improve overall functioning in all areas of their life, including relationships, using trauma-informed approaches.
  • 41 youth served through our teaching homes

To see our Annual Report to the Community, click here 

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

  • 1,441 donors contributed $2,051,828.49 of financial support.