TORONTO, July 11, 2019 – Thirty-six Concert Properties’ employees from GTA-area offices are celebrating the company’s 30-year anniversary by committing to sleeping out the night of July 11 to raise awareness of youth homelessness, and support fundraising for Covenant House.
Concert is proud to be the first corporation in Toronto to Sleep Out as a company for Covenant House, continuing a 30-year tradition of giving back to the communities where Concert employees work, live and build.
Each participating employee will be provided with a sleeping bag and a piece of cardboard to get a glimpse of what too many youths experience every night on the streets. As many as 40,000 youth spend some time homeless in Canada every year, and on any given night, up to 6,000 choose to sleep on the street rather than stay in an abusive home.
“Since our founding 30 years ago, Concert has been actively addressing housing needs across the country. However, we still have a long way to go to house youth that are most vulnerable, with no other place to sleep other than on the streets. I’m encouraged to see so many Concert employees actively supporting this worthy cause, and look forward to a successful fundraising effort to help change the lives of those most at risk,” says Brian McCauley, President and CEO of Concert, who slept out last November in Vancouver and who will be sleeping out in both Toronto and Vancouver this year.
Covenant House helps youth ignite their potential and reclaim their lives. As Canada’s largest agency serving youth who are homeless, trafficked or at risk, they offer the widest range of 24-7 services to about 350 young people each day. Since 1982, Covenant House has supported more than 95,000 young people. More information can be found at https://covenanthousetoronto.akaraisin.com/concertproperties.
About Concert Properties
Founded in 1989, Concert specializes in developing rental apartments, condominium homes and retirement communities, acquiring and developing office, industrial and infrastructure properties and in property management. With operations across Canada and the backing of more than 200,000 Canadians represented by the union and management pension plans who own Concert, our commitment is to build strong, sustainable communities across Canada.
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