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Eva’s makes Charity Intelligence’s top lists

We are pleased to announce that Eva's Initiatives was selected for Charity Intelligence's Top 10 Canadian Impact Charities, Top 10 Canadian Youth Impact Charities, and Top 5 Toronto Impact Charities of 2020 lists! This honour comes at a time when Canadian donors are putting much greater scrutiny into where they are donating their hard-earned money. Charity Intelligence researches Canadian charities so donors can be informed and give intelligently. Charity Intelligence uses their demonstrated Social Return on Investment (dSROI) framework [...]

Eva’s makes Charity Intelligence’s top lists2020-12-01T15:23:34-05:00

Employee Profile: Meet Gian Carlo Badilla

Meet Gian Carlo Badilla, a Youth Service Worker (YSW) at Eva’s Satellite and now during the COVID-19 pandemic at the hotel. Gian has been with Eva’s for just over a year now and says his age gives him a unique perspective. “I am 23 years old. I am the same age/demographic of the people we serve. What’s special is that I can relate to whoever comes in, I find there’s always a connection,” says Gian. “Whether it’s discussing music [...]

Employee Profile: Meet Gian Carlo Badilla2020-11-24T13:25:39-05:00

What’s on the menu?

Eva’s residents will be participating in a newly revamped culinary program called ‘What is on the menu? This five-week workshop uses tactile activities like creating a meal to incorporate other skills like financial literacy, time management, and budgeting. “I didn’t want to replicate a classroom setting with these sessions, cooking should be an enjoyable process that anyone, regardless of their skill-set can be proud of the meals they create,” says Linda Frempong, Program Facilitator, Eva’s Phoenix. “It is a [...]

What’s on the menu?2020-12-01T15:24:16-05:00

It Takes a Village to Help Create Bright Futures

We are thankful for each community-organized event in which individuals, businesses, groups, or schools raise funds on behalf of Eva’s. From golf tournaments and wine tastings, to bake sales, online garage sales, bowling nights, and virtual fundraising parties, no event is too big or too small. Every dollar raised will help give youth escaping a fresh start.   A huge thank you for our community members!   Game Changers   Game Changers built a culture of individuals who are caring and compassionate about [...]

It Takes a Village to Help Create Bright Futures2020-10-02T12:32:54-04:00

Eva’s Print Shop: Impacting Young Lives

A key part of Eva’s is our Print Shop. It is a commercial printer and social enterprise that provides print and graphic arts training and life skills to youth experiencing homelessness and barriers to accessing housing. The Print Shop reinvests any profits back into our shelter system and the youth we serve.   The social enterprise provides a paid employment training course, where students learn about customer service, digital printing, bindery, clothing printing, large-format printing, prepress and graphic arts using Adobe Creative Suite. [...]

Eva’s Print Shop: Impacting Young Lives2020-10-01T12:49:22-04:00