We Believe Ending Youth Homelessness is Possible

Follow Joe Roberts as he pushes a shopping cart across Canada to support the end of youth homelessness.

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On May 1, 2016, Joe Roberts, former homeless youth, began pushing a shopping cart across Canada to raise awareness and dollars to end youth homelessness.

This national trek started May 1, 2016 from St. John’s Newfoundland and ended September 29, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia. A 9,100km, 17 month journey.

Throughout this journey, The Push for Change raised awareness and funds in excess of $550,000, engaging at over 450 school and community events!

Shaw’s Outstanding Canadian Spotlight

Latest News

September 29, 2017 The City of Vancouver releases a proclamation claiming September 29 as The Push for Change Day. View the proclamation here

September 27, 2017 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulates Joe Roberts and The Push for Change on completing their remarkable journey! View his letter here

June 27, 2017 Joe Roberts awarded as one of Shaw’s 50 Outstanding Canadians! View the article here

Joe Roberts is featured in 150 stories shared by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario View the article here

Joe Roberts reaches the finish line!

Joe Roberts on Hockey Day in Canada

Joe Roberts speaks at WE Day Family in Toronto, ON

Latest updates from Joe

May 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

Day 369 – On the Road 1YR Anniversary

It’s hard to believe The Push for Change just celebrated ONE YEAR of being on the road, walking 24km every day, pushing a shopping cart! Seems like yesterday we were…

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April 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

Day 348 – Providence

Providence There is something about entering into the mystic and unknown brain science for us when talking about Big Goals.  Whether we believe in a monotheistic God, a religious entity…

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Collaborative Partners

Community Champions

Thank you to our generous and supportive community partners who have given of their time, treasure and talent, to host impactful Push for Change engagements as we trek through their cities!  You are truly our Champions!  We Push for Change only with your continued support! (If you’ve hosted an event, and find your logo is missing from here, please contact marie@thepushforchange.com)