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Innovations to end Youth Homelessness on World Day of Social Justice

It’s been 25 years since Eva’s Place opened in North York, thanks to the advocacy of our founder, Eva Maud Smith. At the time, Eva was being told that there we no homeless youth in North York– but she knew better. Shedding light on the ‘hidden homeless’ – young people in precarious situations who are not visibly street-involved – Eva saw how especially Black young people were facing barriers in education due to housing instability. Eva Smith’s advocacy was [...]

Innovations to end Youth Homelessness on World Day of Social Justice2019-02-15T16:35:16+00:00

Black History Month Movie Nights @ Eva’s Place

Last year as part of our Black History Month celebrations, we hosted a series of movie nights at Eva’s Place. These successful events brought many young people together to watch and discuss the best of contemporary Black cinema. This year, we expanded on the concept, with each film including a pre- and post-discussion that framed the viewing experience in terms of a specific issue or concept related to Black experiences. As young people at Eva’s Place do this, we [...]

Black History Month Movie Nights @ Eva’s Place2019-02-14T12:20:47+00:00

Notes to Eva Smith

As we celebrate Black History Month at Eva's, we honor our founder Eva Maud Smith. Last month, we celebrated the anniversary of Eva's birthday. Young people at Eva's Phoenix wrote some heartfelt notes to Eva as they enjoyed some cake! "Eva is the real OG!" "You give us all strength." "You are amazing, thank you for saving me." "Thank you for never giving up and helping the youth of Toronto. Thank you for giving us hope to achieve our own dream." [...]

Notes to Eva Smith2019-02-06T11:58:44+00:00

Happy Birthday Eva Smith

2019 is an exciting year for Eva’s as it marks the 25th anniversary as an organization, starting with the opening of Eva’s Place, the first youth-focused shelter in North York.It’s all thanks to Eva Maud Smith, whose advocacy and leadership shone a light on hidden youth homelessness.Today is the Anniversary of Eva Smith’s Birthday, and we’re starting our anniversary celebrations by honouring the work and legacy of one ‘likkle but tallawa’ (i.e. Jamaican for “small but mighty”) woman!READ EVA'S STORY  Read What [...]

Happy Birthday Eva Smith2019-01-28T09:26:03+00:00

Donor Profile: Jesse

This year marks 25 years since Eva’s Place opened because of the hard work and dedication of our Founding Mother, Eva Maud Smith. While she passed in 1993 before Eva’s Place opened, her spirit lives on today in the work that we do. Eva was a community leader in the North York area who achieved great things. Folks uphold her legacy by supporting the young people that come to us every day for support. "These kids matter to me [...]

Donor Profile: Jesse2019-01-16T14:52:35+00:00