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On the Way Home est un balado canadien hebdomadaire produit par Blue Door et l'Alliance canadienne pour mettre fin à l'itinérance.

Formerly known as “Out Of The Blue”, “On the Way Home” invites guests and experts in the field of housing and homelessness to educate and create awareness around some of the gaps and challenges individuals and organizations face across Canada. Your hosts, Michael Braithwaite openly speak with diverse guests each week, to discuss innovative programs, stories of hope and hardship and new perspectives on ending homelessness in Canada.

Un nouveau partenariat

On the Way Home est né de la collaboration entre Blue Door et l'Alliance canadienne pour mettre fin à l'itinérance. Après une année fructueuse avec le podcast "Out Of the Blue", les équipes de Blue Door et CAEH ont voulu collaborer pour créer un podcast national qui aborderait les défis de mettre fin à l'itinérance ici sur le sol national et à l'étranger.

Blue Door

Blue Door, situé dans la région de York, offre des logements d'urgence sûrs et supervisés, ainsi que des services de logement et de soutien aux personnes à risque ou en situation d'itinérance pour obtenir et conserver un logement abordable.

With help from generous companies, last year (2020) Blue Door provided:

  • 34,000+ nights of safety
  • 100,000+ meals
  • 825+ youth, families, and men with safety and support to escape homelessness

In 2020, Blue Door released a three-year strategic plan with new priorities to address homelessness. This plan includes the creation of new health and employment programs, as well as York Region’s first supportive housing for 2SLGBTQ+ youth.

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Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness

CAEH leads a national movement of individuals, organizations, and communities to work together to end homelessness in Canada by helping to provide safe and affordable housing with the support necessary to sustain it.

CAEH believes ending homelessness across Canada is possible and with the support of generous companies, they have been able to make incredible strides in this mission. With several active initiatives, CAEH is working with agencies across Canada to educate, spread awareness, and reduce the number of people experiencing homeless.

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Your Host

Michael Braithwaite

Michael Braithwaite is the CEO of Blue Door in York Region, an organization dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness.  While he’s been in the social services sector for over 27 years, it’s during the last 10 years he’s found his passion in dedicating his work to making sure every Canadian has a safe and affordable place to call home.

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