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The Cause

Ray of Hope has been providing care and building hope for young people struggling with addiction, crime, and homelessness since 1967. Our deep partnerships in the Kitchener-Waterloo region enable us to provide life-transforming social services to these young people and their families.


The Golf Classic helps financially support the amazing work of Ray of Hope's Youth Employment Program and the young people they train every year.


Youth Employment Services

In June of 2000 Ray of Hope launched a new and innovative program in downtown Kitchener. The Morning Glory Café and Bakery was a social enterprise designed to teach practical skills and positive work habits to young people who have experienced long-term difficulty obtaining and maintaining employment. For 13 years the downtown King St. location was the anchor to both the business and the program.


Even with many changes over the years, our two Morning Glory Café locations and Catering department maintain the original vision of the program, which is to train young people.


Over a six month period, the Ray of Hope Youth Employment Program addresses a combination of work related issues and other important life skills. Although we utilize funding through Ontario’s Youth Employment Fund & Service Canada, a good portion of the resources needed to run the program come directly from local foundations and the generous donations from individuals and businesses. Café sales also help in offsetting the cost of running the program.


For more information, visit http://morningglorycafe.net/employment_program