Highlights from the 2020 CNOY!

Here are some of the highlights from our 2020 Coldest Night Of the Year walk in Barrie, Ontario! We had 209 participants, 39 teams and 60 volunteers. We raised more Learn More

We had a BLAST at our CNOY Kick-Off Party!

On February 15th, Lion’s Gate Banquet Centre transformed into a party to celebrate and raise awareness about youth homelessness in our communities. Karen Zinn and her husband Vanz know how Learn More

CNOY – Promo Video

Joshua Doersken from Sproutwise produced this AMAZING promo video about the annual “Coldest Night of the Year”. Learn what to expect at this Epic Youth Haven Fundraising Event proudly presented Learn More

Putting a Fresh Face to Youth Homelessness

“When I first got to Barrie and people would ask where I live, I would just give a general location. I didn’t want to feel worthless.” – Blake Laface We Learn More

Barrie Today #ColdestNight Interview with Nicole

BarrieToday.com’s Shawn Gibson recently sat down with our Director of Services, Nicole Barkley, to discuss Coldest Night of the Year 2019. The Coldest Night of the Year takes place Saturday, Learn More

Coldest Night of the Year Raises Almost $40,000 for Youth Haven

The 2018 Coldest Night of the Year took place in Barrie on Saturday, February 24th.  221 walkers (and 72 dedicated volunteers) walked the streets of Downtown Barrie, raising an incredible Learn More

Five Points Media Micro-Documentary About Youth Haven

Every year teens and young adults die alone on the streets of our cities. Some leave home due to violence, addictions in the house, or sexual and mental abuse. Youth Learn More

Lucy challenges City Hall to walk on the Coldest Night of the Year

Youth Haven Executive Director Lucy Gowers dropped by Barrie City Hall yesterday with a special delivery – and challenge – for Mayor Jeff Lehman and the 10 City Councillors.  Lucy Learn More

Deb James interview with Executive Director Lucy Gowers and Board Member Ian MacLennan

Youth Haven Executive Director Lucy Gowers and Board Member Ian MacLennan recently sat down with the amazing Deb James to discuss February 24th’s Coldest Night of the Year (#CNOY) even. They Learn More

Joy Foster Speaks with members of the Youth Haven team

Join the Coldest Night of the Year walk on Feb 24, 2018. If you aren’t sure if you should Register a team and raise funds for Youth Haven leading up Learn More