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Top execs help put youth homelessness to bed

06 Nov 2019

TORONTO, NOVEMBER 5, 2019 – Peter Owsiany, President & CEO of Accerta will be among an expected 100 of Toronto’s business and community leaders as they sleep out on the night of November 21, 2019 to help youth who are experiencing homelessness.

young homeless boy sleeping on a concrete bench

The 8th annual Executive Sleep Out will see participants spend the night outside with a sleeping bag and piece of cardboard to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the youth at Covenant House Toronto. 

This year’s goal is to raise $1.1 million in one night. Last year, participants spent a cold night to raise a total of $1.1 million, bringing the total raised to-date to more than $7 million for all Sleep Out events.

Hockey Hall of Famer Doug Gilmour will be among the participants getting a small glimpse of the hardship’s youth can face on the street. 

Peter Owsiany is participating in the event for the first time. 

Peter Owsiany, President & CEO of Accerta, says “I am participating to help support our homeless youth, to show them that we care and that there can be a bright and positive future ahead.”

To learn more about Covenant House’s Sleep Out events, visit:

Accerta is a social enterprise and B Corp, enabling healthcare equality for all. Accerta manages dental, vision, drug, and healthcare benefits programs exclusively for government and social services agencies in Canada. Our targeted experience and innovative technology provide cost savings, reliable service, process continuity, and accurate, insightful data that enables governments to make informed strategic decisions, reducing stress on the healthcare system through streamlined administration.

We manage programs at all levels of government, serving over 800,000 social program clients. Best recognized for managing Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO), Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Accerta manages more than 27 government-sponsored social health programs across the province.