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Resource Assistance for Youth, Inc. (RaY) is a non-profit street-level agency working with street-entrenched and homeless youth up to the age of 29. RaY is non-judgmental and non-partisan, employing a harm reduction approach to all interactions with youth in need.

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RaY is pleased to invite community members to attend two special community gatherings featuring York University's Dr. Stephen Gaetz in an initiative to develop a long-term strategy to end youth homelessness in Winnipeg. Referencing examples from across Canada, these events will bring bold, new ideas on how corporate and community can work together to develop a long-term plan.

Community Leader Gathering on Youth Homelessness in Winnipeg
Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 8:30 a.m. 
Location: Resource Assistance for Youth - 125 Sherbrook St.
Lunch provided with love by RaY's Kitchen Training Program

Dr. Stephen Gaetz, York University
The Kids Aren't Alright
Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014, 11:30 a.m. 
Location: Fort Garry Hotel – La Verendrye Room

RaY will be closed Monday, September 1st for Labour Day. We will also be closed on Tuesday, September 2nd for maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

RaY’s Mission: To provide youth with what they need, on their terms, to better their lives.

RaY's Value Statement: R.E.A.L.I.T.Y.

Monday-Friday: 10:00-5:00

  Street Outreach
Monday - Friday 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday/Friday 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Monday & Wednesday 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Saturday 12:00pm - 4:00pm

To contact the front desk, please phone 204-783-5617 or visit the contact page for a list of extensions. Email inquires can be sent to

RaY's nurse practitioner will be away until September 2nd.

RaY's 2013 Annual Report is now available online.

Rooming Houses to Rooming Homes
In Winnipeg's inner city, and especially in West Broadway and Spence neighbourhoods, older homes converted to rooming houses are an important type of housing for many people living on low incomes. However, rooming houses are fast disappearing due to an uncoordinated policy and regulatory framework and market pressures. In addition, there are many day-to-day problems associated with rooming houses related to challenges of poverty and aging houses. Research finds that these inter-related issues should be dealt with together (CMHC 2002). See the full report:

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August 22, 2014 | Alex White
Join us for the beginning of a new community initiative spearheaded by Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY), to develop tangible, fast-action strategies to end youth homelessness.
RaY, in partnership with the The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to invite you to a special BOLD Winnipeg luncheon with Dr. Stephen Gaetz. As director of The Homeless Hub and a professor at York University, Dr. Gaetz will provide insight and examples of cross-sector collaboration to address the multi-layered issues of youth homelessness. We look forward to seeing you at this important event.
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