During Black History Month, celebrations to recognize the history and contributions of Black Canadians have been taking place across the country.

Inspired by a recent visit to Eva’s Place, Member of Parliament for Don Valley East, Michael Coteau, took a moment before the House of Commons proceedings to pay respect to our founder, Eva Smith. MP Coteau spoke about Eva and thanked her for her work as an advocate to address youth homelessness in the community.



Eva’s staff, board, and the young people we serve thank MP Coteau for taking the time to recognize and celebrate Eva and her legacy. We look forward to continuing the conversations from his visit to Eva’s Place and working together to address the needs of young people experiencing homelessness in our community.


Eva's staff with MP Coteau

From left to right: Michael Coteau, Member of Parliament, Don Valley East; Louis Smith, Executive Director, Eva’s Initiatives; Danavan Samuels, Senior Director of Programs and Services, Eva’s Initiatives; and Helder Costa, Senior Site Manager at Eva’s Place.


Learn more about Eva Smith and her work to address youth homelessness here.

To learn more about what celebrations have been happening at our sites during Black History month, visit our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn