Musicians Remember The Forgotten Homeless

Toronto musicians raise their voices to raise funds for those in need.

Canadian musicians have banded together to help The Forgotten Homeless with a new charity single and video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

The nation’s homelessness crisis has reached a critical point, with thousands of people experiencing homelessness every night. While some find shelter in the city, many more grapple with “hidden homelessness,” relying on the generosity of relatives, friends, or strangers who can only provide a modicum of stability. The problem is exacerbated by a lack of affordable housing and spiralling costs that can force families to spend over 50% of their income on housing, leaving less for necessities like food and medication.

In response, Toronto’s Richard Todd, best known as the singer-songwriter and guitarist for the band Redpath Traffic, has teamed up with WoodGreen Community Services, one of Toronto’s largest social services organizations. His contribution: The Forgotten Homeless charity single with a cast of artists.

“I’m incredibly grateful for WoodGreen’s unwavering commitment to this cause,” says Todd, who is also the founder of Warm it Up!, a Toronto initiative dedicated to providing essential items to individuals experiencing homelessness. “Our grassroots project aims to raise widespread awareness about homelessness and to support WoodGreen’s UNMET Needs Campaign.”

Artists taking part include Chris Birkett, Michael Quattro, David Moses, Sarah Siddiqui, Anna Goldsmith, Luciana Santaguida, Shari Tallon, Signe Miranda and Chattrisse Dolabaille, along with singers Esmaeel Abofakher, Rahaf Alakbani and Osaze Dolabaille. All royalties from the song will be donated to WoodGreen’s UNMET Needs Campaign.

Check out The Forgotten Homeless above and below.