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Neighbourhood Charity Highlight

July 6, 2022

Posted: July 6th, 2022. By: Lynnette Sadowski,, Original Article

About Blue Door

With a vision of creating a region where everyone has safe, affordable, and supportive housing, Blue Door aims to address the root causes of homelessness through life-saving programs focused on three strategic priorities: housing, health, and employment.

Blue Door’s services include:

  • Emergency housing for men, male youth, and families
  • Seasonal emergency housing for adults and youth
  • Transitional housing for adults, families, senior men, and the first housing in York Region for 2SLGBTQ+ youth
  • Housing retention
  • Health supports including an on-site nurse and hospital in-reach worker
  • Employment preparation and trades training through Blue Door’s social enterprise called Construct

Stay tuned for several new announcements including the development of York Region’s first Affordable Housing Land Trust, a research pilot project called Housing First for Youth with Income Assistance, and DWELL, and innovative program providing a pathway from homelessness to homeownership.

About Construct 

Construct- A Social Enterprise by Blue Door provides 8-week paid skills training, hands-on experience, and wraparound support to help vulnerable individuals secure well-paying careers in the construction trades.

Construct’s general labour services are available for hire and provide the opportunity for trainees to learn alongside experts. A busy spring, Construct completed painting and apartment turnovers as Hesperus Village, landscaping at Community Living, and are now finishing basement and kitchen renovations in Newmarket.

Invest in your community by hiring Construct for your next renovation project.

To apply for training or to receive a free competitively priced quote, visit or call 289-803-8910

Join us at Blue Door’s 40th Anniversary Event – Doors Unlocked 

Unwind at this fun-filled, family-friendly event in August with live local music, interactive art, auctions, and a scavenger hunt! Tantalize your taste buds with free food and drinks available for purchase. Topping it all off with the art of storytelling, learning first-hand from individuals with lived experience about how your support is saving lives today!

Be part of the solution! To get involved, access support, or learn more, please visit