Well-known Canadian entrepreneur and advocate Joe Roberts’ national trek is making a stop in Regina Friday.
In his teens, Roberts was living on the streets in Vancouver, and today he is the executive director of The Push for Change, a foundation aimed at curbing youth homelessness.
Roberts says there’s a lot of work that needs to be done to tackle youth homelessness nationally, but also here in Saskatchewan.
“And there is some smart, innovative ways of tackling this problem,” said ROberts. “Even though I know Saskatchewan is facing tough times. We’re looking at models to pre-identify young people who are at risk. And getting them the support they need, before they end up on the streets. Before they end up behind the shopping cart – like I was.”
During his time in Regina, Roberts will take part in a number of community activities — including meeting with Street Culture Kidz, a group created to empower vulnerable youth within the community.
Roberts started his journey on May 1st last year in the Maritimes and will finish in Vancouver on September 30th