“Youth between the ages of 16-24 comprise one-third of Canada’s homeless population.”
-Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia

Exit Up! was launched in May, 2014, and is a multi-faceted program enabling Indigenous youth that have experience in the Child Welfare System to manage and achieve their goals. This is done through the provision of housing and supports.

Participation in Exit Up! begins at The Madison, Siloam Mission’s supportive housing development in the Wolseley neighbourhood of Winnipeg. This recovery-based housing model offers a safe, comfortable and inclusive environment where individual’s basic needs are met, allowing them to work towards their other goals.

We provide holistic and client-driven supports. Participants determine what their goals and needs are, and staff encourage and support them in these pursuits. Meetings and programming often focus on recovery from trauma, overcoming challenging barriers, and engaging in healthy coping strategies through education and training, life skill development, traditional and spiritual connectivity, and mentorship.

Eligibility & Application:
Eligibility for the Exit Up! program requires that applicants are:

  • Between the ages of 18-25,
  • Are First Nations, Inuit, or Métis, and
  • Are either exiting care, or have experience being in Child and Family Services at some point in their lives

Click here to download an application form (PDF).