16th Annual Toque Tuesday Mayor’s Pancake Breakfast


On Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 7-9:00 am warm your head, warm your heart…and help put a “cap” on homelessness.


Please join the Housing Help Centre of Community Care at Market Square on King Street in Downtown St. Catharines for the 16th Annual Toque Tuesday Mayor’s Pancake Breakfast. This event- said to be the most important breakfast you will have all year, supports the Housing Help Centre of Community Care and the programs and services they deliver to those most vulnerable in our community.


Introducing new inventory! Raising the Roof premium pom-pom toques and mittens will be sold for $20 along with our ‘classic’ style toque and socks for $10! Your purchase includes our traditional hot breakfast of pancakes, sausage, and fresh Starbucks® coffee or tea!


Wear a 2015/16 Raising the Roof toque on February 2nd and ride St. Catharines Transit buses FREE for the entire day!


Housing Help Centre 2015 FACTS:

Housing Help worked with youth, 16 to 24 years of age, who were either homeless or at imminent risk of being homeless. 58% of youth trustees were female.

3,880 INDIVIDUALS received shelter assistance.

19,861phone calls were received. Assistance included housing/homelessness issues, landlord/tenant concerns, income application processes, and utility, identification, and communication assistance-including navigating vital systems…amongst many other struggles.

These facts from Raising the Roof provide a snapshot of the issue of homelessness in Canada:

An estimated 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness each year

35,000 Canadians experience homelessness on any given night

50,000+ Canadians experience hidden homelessness: couch-surfing, sleeping in a car, or other precarious housing

20% of the homeless population are young people aged 16-24

Funds raised in our community stay in our community: 50% of the net proceeds raised through toque sales will directly support Community Care/Housing Help and the programs that best serve the homeless population in St. Catharines & Thorold. The remaining 50% will fund National Raising the Roof initiatives contributing to long-term solutions to homelessness in Canada. 

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