We facilitate in-shelter health and employment programs
for at-risk youth in Canada.

1 %
of current employment participants

cited higher earning potential following completion of the #SweatierForTheBetter employment program

1 %
of past EMPLOYMENT participants

have exited the shelter system
and are living independently

1
fitness program participants

Success Stories

I used to live in a homeless youth shelter, and Bootcamps for Change was doing a program there. I introduced myself and began coaching my peers. They helped me to get a job in one of the biggest clubs in Canada (Goodlife Fitness), and I am a full-time trainer there! I have attended and spoken at multiple events promoting Bootcamps for Change to others. They changed my life. Words cannot express the joy that I felt doing the thing that I love, and also seeing people getting motivated by me."​
-Hash
Canfitpro PTS, DTS Exercise Coach/Kettlebell Coach, Strive Life Foundations, TRX Certified

Who We Support

“Bootcamps for Change provides a critical health intervention for homeless youth. Three of our clients have also received Bootcamps for Change scholarships and became certified personal trainers. They helped these youth build connections in the fitness community and find employment as personal trainers, helping them escape from the cycles of poverty.
- Stacey Murie, Development Coordinator, Horizons for Youth

Who Supports Us

"We were blown away at the innovation behind the Bootcamps for Change programs to break the cycle of homelessness by driving up-skilling and entrepreneurialism in youth to empower their lives for the better with a 100% success rate. There's a reason that this organization is one of the Fast Company's most innovative ideas...the impact of the program in transforming the lives of youth is what we wanted to get behind and support.
- Annika Lui, Labs Director, League of Innovators