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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 Month2020-02-10T23:38:45-05:00

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

Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight – Part V: How Eva’s is Helping Young People to Exit Homelessness

This blog post is the fifth part of the Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight series    The conclusion of Eva’s National Housing Strategy Solutions Lab has identified several promising interventions expected to expedite and sustain young people’s exit from homelessness and housing precarity. First, one must understand why young people are experiencing homelessness and how they can exit it. As our previous post explains, the key to predicting young people’s risk of experiencing homelessness is the Snowball Effect and the Opportunity [...]

Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight – Part V: How Eva’s is Helping Young People to Exit Homelessness2020-01-06T10:57:54-05:00

Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight – Part IV: The Effects and Gaps that Contribute To Young People Experiencing Homelessness

This blog post is the fourth part of the Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight series    This year, Eva’s Solutions Lab has been working to identify barriers and possible interventions to the pathways, young people take in and out of homelessness.  As a culturally and systemically responsive organization, this work is central to the work we do. The Solutions Lab team found two key trends on what drives and prolongs journeys into youth homelessness: The Snowball Effect and The Opportunity Gap. [...]

Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight – Part IV: The Effects and Gaps that Contribute To Young People Experiencing Homelessness2019-12-19T15:16:43-05:00