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Youth experiencing homelessness …

...are resilient and driven. The most common characteristics of youth experiencing homelessness is a determination to overcome the circumstances that lead to their homelessness and a desire to improve their lives and learn the skills they need to be housed and employed. … face unique barriers. Homeless Canadians share common concerns such as a lack of access to affordable housing. But homeless youth face their own unique barriers. For example, for many reasons, homeless youth typically have not gained [...]

Youth experiencing homelessness …2020-03-20T13:49:24-04:00

COVID-19 Update

How is Eva’s managing COVID-19? As an organization we have taken immediate steps to reduce the risk of transmission within our shelters: We have increased the frequency of our cleaning schedules. We are working to ensure staff and young people increase their hand washing and hand sanitizer use. We have posted notices on the doors of our facilities to remind youth to self-identify if they are feeling unwell or have travelled. We have identified isolation areas within each of our [...]

COVID-19 Update2020-03-17T16:53:30-04:00

Employee Spotlight: Eugene Silva

Meet Eugene Silva. He has been the chef at Eva’s Place for 22 years. He started as a cleaner in 1996 then became the cook a year later. At Eva’s providing healthy nutritious food is central to ensuring that young people are able to grow and progress to a life of inter-dependence. As a chef at Eva’s Eugene is central to this. When it comes to his dishes, Eugene tries to cook food that reflects the cultural makeup of [...]

Employee Spotlight: Eugene Silva2020-02-18T14:38:42-05:00

Eva’s Celebrates Black History Month

This month we are proud to celebrate the many achievements and accomplishments of Canadians of African descent, including our founder Eva Smith and her many friends, colleagues and contemporaries, whose advocacy and resistance contributed so much to the City of Toronto, our country and laid the ground-work for our organization. We stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us. We are grateful and honoured to celebrate their legacy. Kamala-Jean Gopie https://youtu.be/7VU8bcgx_14 At Eva‘s Initiatives we [...]

Eva’s Celebrates Black History Month2020-03-02T09:08:38-05:00

EMPLOYEE PROFILE: Dion Fitzgerald, Residential Supervisor, Eva’s Satellite

Each day Dion Fitzgerald walks into his office at Eva’s Satellite, he feels invested in what he does.  Among many other experiences, this can also likely be attributed to an act of resistance.   As a child, when Dion was called the N-word, his response to the cutting words and the physical attack that accompanied them, was to fight back.  Yet, despite the fact that a racist word had been weaponized against him, his mother, who understood clearly the impact [...]

EMPLOYEE PROFILE: Dion Fitzgerald, Residential Supervisor, Eva’s Satellite2020-01-27T09:29:20-05:00