At a gathering In early 2019, serving and retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their civilian colleagues in Toronto, were exposed to the reality of veterans’ homelessness – and to the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of homeless vets in their city. From that audience came people who decided then, and in the weeks that followed, to get involved – as leaders, supporters and enablers. Today we have a team of volunteers made up of Regular and Reserve Force members, veterans, and civilians who are joining in the Soldiers Helping Soldiers mission.
Soldiers Helping Soldiers GTA are engaging now with other partners who are confronting homelessness in Toronto, and aiding veterans amongst them. Soldiers Helping Soldiers GTA will launch its volunteer activities in November 2019.
Soldiers Helping Soldiers aids in the recognition and identification of homeless Veterans, connects with them, and connects them to program and service providers — with a view to reducing the risk, mitigating the effects, accelerating recovery from, and supporting life beyond homelessness.