The hiring portal for youth who have experienced homelessness

HireUp is dedicated to ending youth homelessness. We connect employers with youth-serving organizations to create meaningful employment opportunities for youth with lived experience of homelessness.

HireUp is proudly supported by:



Supporting recruitment needs and diversity objectives in a way that contributes to meaningful social change.

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Empowering youth and helping to reduce homelessness through meaningful employment.

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Helping youth with lived experience of homelessness to obtain successful employment.

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Employers across Canada are posting their available positions onto HireUp to provide jobs to these promising employees.

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Youth homelessness: Turning a problem into an opportunity

The unemployment rate for Canadian youth is almost double that of the general population and many talented, young people face increasing difficulty finding employment. Youth with lived experiences of homelessness are overrepresented in these numbers. For these youth finding meaningful and good work is often incredibly daunting as a result of stereotypes and the conditions that have caused them to experience homelessness. Through their hardship, these individuals often become stronger, setting their focus on gaining control of their lives and maintaining stability.

Despite the barriers, many youth experiencing homelessness persistently seek employment. Connecting youth with effective supportive services and employment opportunities through HireUp offers youth, youth-serving organizations, and employers a unique way to achieve business objectives and give youth the opportunity to lift themselves out of homelessness.

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What’s new at HireUp

Paul Klein to present HireUp at the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network


The Founder of HireUp, Paul Klein will be travelling to South Korea to speak about HireUp and it’s innovative work with corporations to hire youth who have experinced homelessness

HireUp featured on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin

TVO’s The Agenda features a panel to discuss youth homelessness, HireUp and the importance of employment in addressing the issue.

White House Policy Briefing on Ending Youth Homelessness

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Our colleague, Lesley, was invited to the White House to present HireUp at the Policy Briefing on Youth Homelessness.

HireUp Employers

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