Cornerstone Landing Youth Services works to prevent, reduce and end youth homelessness by providing direct support and/or financial assisstance to low income, at-risk youth over the age of sixteen.

For assistance: 
Please call one of our Housing First Case Workers:
Ian Richardson - 613-206-5050
Chris Wright - 613-612-3465


Housing First Case Management: 
One of Cornerstone Landing's Housing First Case Managers will assist youth with finding housing, registering in school, securing Ontario Works, working with landlords and furnishing apartments.  Referrals to other community services will also be made as required.   Case managers will also help young people re-connect with their families.

Ontario Works Trustee: 
Young people age 16 and 17, who cannot live at home, may be eligible to secure financial assistance from Ontario Works.  To do so, they must have a legal trustee over the age of 18 who will attend their Ontario Works appointments and assist them with their finances.  Our Housing First Case Managers will act as trustees for those youth who do not have someone responsible in their lives to help them in this capacity. 

Rent Supplements / Financial Assistance:
Most young people securing Ontario Works do not have enough money to secure housing.   Hence, Cornerstone Landing fundraises each year to provide financial assistance of up to $200 per month in the form of rent supplements or gift certificates for basic needs such as food, hygiene supplies and clothing. 

Transitional Housing:
In 2017, Cornerstone Landing was proud to open the first ever Youth Transistional Housing program for young peoople age 16-25 who had been or were at risk of being homeless.  Youth can be selected to stay in our residential transitional home, based on their need for a safe, stable,  and supportive  environment. Our transitional housing program includes a live-in adult to offer support, as well as regular checkins and support offered by our Housing Case Workers. The program offers affordable rents for youth, in a large 4 bedroom home in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Youth will have the opportunity to develop necessary life skills as well as be expected to work towards an education, finding employment or volunteering to work towards independent living. 

Basic Needs and Emergency Supplies: 
Thanks to the many generous donations from community members, of furniture, hygiene supplies, food and cleaning supplies, Cornerstone Landing is able to provide many young people in our program with regular supplies and assistance furnishing their apartments.  

By Name List:
Cornerstone Landing was proud to work with the County of Lanark and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness to make Lanark County a 2017 Canadian Pilot Site for a By Name List (BNL).  A BNL is a service delivery tool in which a live list of people (in this case youth) is maintained to ensure that the individuals struggling the most with their housing recieve the support they need to become stable and safely housed.  We continue to work with those agencies providing direct housing support to youth in Lanark County to develop this important resource. 

Safe Affordable Suppored Youth (SASY) Housing:
Cornerstone Landing is excited to partner with Algonquin College (Perth Campus) to build Safe Affordable and Supported Youth (SASY) Housing in Lanark County.  A review of the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness in Lanark County demonstrates the dire need for affordable housing across the County for all ages.  The goal of the partnership with Algonquin College will be to build small modular multi unit buildings in each community in Lanark County for youth age 16-24.  Supports will be provided to each tenant through our Housing First Case Workers.  All financial information and floor plans will be available open source (free of charge) to any other non-profit focused on building safe affordable housing. 
Given the right set of circumstances, anyone can fall into homelessness

But by supporting Cornerstone Landing you offer hope, shelter and a furture to those youth in need.