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SleepOUT for Youth raising awareness for homeless youth at TD Place

More than 1,000 young people in Ottawa have no place to call home this winter.
SleepOUT group/From the Youth Services Bureau Twitter account @ysb_bsj

A number of Ottawa city councillors, members of the Ottawa police force, and Ottawa Fire Services will be participating in the SleepOUT for Youth at TD Place. 

SleepOUT for Youth is an initiative by the Ottawa Youth Services Bureau (YSB) to raise awareness and funds to support homeless youth in the community, December 6. 

In the past six years, the YSB has raised more than $1-million for homeless youth.  

The goal is to raise $250,000 this year to support youth services. As of 10 a.m. on December 6, the organization has reached 79 per cent of its goal. 

Among those participating in Thursday's SleepOUT are Deputy Chief of Ottawa Fire Services Todd Horricks, and the former Deputy Mayor of Ottawa Mark Taylor. 

In Ottawa, one in four shelter users are youth under 17 years of age, that's compared to the national average of one in seven.

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