AN INNOVATIVE SOLUTION TO YOUTH HOMELESSNESS
Zero Ceiling reduces youth homelessness and raises the quality of life for young people experiencing homelessness from Vancouver through the Sea to Sky Corridor. We provide housing, employment and professional support that empowers young people with effective, practical tools to live healthy and independent lives. Through adventure-based learning, we provide opportunities for young people to experience mountain life and cultivate healthy, purposeful direction in their lives
WE CHOOSE OUR DREAMS
In 2019, Zero Ceiling graduate Dakota Williams was featured in this promotional video for Whistler Blackcomb, one of our major partners. Dakota joined our Work 2 Live supportive housing program in Whistler in 2017 and now sits on the Zero Ceiling Board of Directors. In this short film, Dakota explains how Zero Ceiling changed his life and gave him the opportunity to follow his dreams.
WHAT WE DO
Our Work 2 Live program and Adventure Sessions provide structured outdoor experiences and life skills support that help participants, ages 16-24, get off the streets and into the mountains of Whistler, BC. We believe that mountain experiences are powerful agents for change. All young people should get the chance to breathe mountain air, hear the scrape of a board on snow, feel earth below feet, and wind whooshing past their ears. They should also be given the chance to learn the value of working hard and to feel the pride that comes from building a self-supportive life.
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR CAUSE
When you give to Zero Ceiling, you are supporting our vision to eradicate youth homelessness. Our young people gain valuable skills through proven methods of providing employment opportunities, stable housing, life skills and coaching, nutrition and financial counselling. Through our adventure-based learning programs and on-going outreach support, they gain confidence transitioning them from dependence to independence. We give them the support they need to reach their full potential in life and in our community.