Ryan’s Hope: An Organization Building Community While Feeding the Hungry

Ryan’s hope

Born out of the tragic loss of Ryan Nayler, a young man in Barrie, Ontario, who died from overdose, Ryan’s Hope is an organization providing breakfast and providing community and connection to Barrie’s homeless population. Ryan’s parents began Ryan’s Hope as a way to shine a spotlight on the intersections of homelessness, addiction, and mental health. It provides a vital sense of community to Barrie’s most marginalized and does more than feed hungry mouths.

About Canadian Drug Policy Coalition

Advocating for public health- and human rights-based drug policies grounded in evidence, social justice, and compassion. www.drugpolicy.ca