Toronto Homeless Connect - October 16, 2022

On Oct. 16, CITYPAK’s 10th anniversary initiative continues with a distribution event in Toronto with our partner High Sierra. Homeless Connect Toronto will host the occasion at Mattamy Athletic Centre (former Maple Leaf Gardens - time TBD), located at 50 Carlton St, where 700 CITYPAK backpacks will be provided to those in need. 

As we approach 100,000 backpacks provided to homeless families and individuals, CITYPAK, High Sierra Mark 10-YEAR Anniversary with Events in LA, Toronto and New York, and this event with Safe Place for Youth marks the beginning of that series of events.

“We are proud and humbled to be celebrating 10 years of CITYPAK. But a milestone is never truly reached in the midst of a rising wealth gap, a national mental health crisis, a growing level of violence and crime affecting the unhoused, and humanitarian disasters around the world,” said Founder, Ron Kaplan. “We will continue to provide custom-made backpacks to those experiencing homelessness or in housing transition - to help them secure and protect their personal belongings, enhance mobility, and hopefully improve their overall quality of life-even just a little bit-under difficult circumstances.” 

Read the full press release here.