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Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight – Part III: Design Tools to Help Young People See Themselves as Resilient

This blog post is the third part of the Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight series. This National Housing Day (Nov. 22), Eva’s is offering up three tools to help youth-serving organizations centre young people with lived experience of homelessness and housing precarity in their work. What does being ‘youth-centred’ tangibly mean and how can we design tools to bring this concept to life? These were questions asked and answered by Eva’s Impact and Innovation team as they worked with front-line [...]

Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight – Part III: Design Tools to Help Young People See Themselves as Resilient2019-11-22T07:05:45-05:00

Eva’s G98.7 Grapevine Interview

Eva’s Initiative was featured on G98.7’s “The Grapevine”. Representing Eva’s was Louise Smith, Interim Executive Director, Kearie Daniel, Director, Public Engagement & Government Relations and Natasha Rodriques, Senior Site Manager. The in-depth interview took a look at our history and Founder Eva Smith. It also covered who and how we serve the communities that we do. Please get a snack and take a listen. […]

Eva’s G98.7 Grapevine Interview2019-11-18T12:12:52-05:00

Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight – Part II: Starting with Safety: How to Ethically Interview Young People with Experiences of Homelessness

This blog post is the second part of a series. Read the first post in the Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight . How can a two-hour interview help young people with experiences of homelessness see themselves as the hero in their own story? Start by asking about the young person’s acts of strength and resiliency. Too often, young people who are experiencing homelessness are asked repeatedly to describe their traumatic experiences. This can occur when young [...]

Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight – Part II: Starting with Safety: How to Ethically Interview Young People with Experiences of Homelessness2019-11-15T16:10:12-05:00

Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight – Part I: Move Intentionally and Fix Things

How Eva’s Solutions Lab on Youth Homelessness Upends the Entrepreneurial “Move Fast and Break Things” Ethos Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s well-known motto of “move fast and break things” may work for entrepreneurs building new app features but a different take on innovation is needed when working with young people experiencing homelessness: move intentionally and fix things. That’s the belief behind Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth’s Journeys In and Out: Youth Homelessness Solutions Lab, which launched April 2018. The program [...]

Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight – Part I: Move Intentionally and Fix Things2019-11-14T13:45:09-05:00

Volunteer Spotlight: Yasmin

It's National Volunteer Week in Canada! All across Canada, volunteers contribute to eliminating poverty, advocating for human rights, protecting the planet and creating thriving and resilient communities. From April 7 to the 13, Eva's will be celebrating how our very own team of volunteers lift up young people experiencing homelessness by donating their time and expertise. Yasmin Young people at Eva’s come from diverse backgrounds and traumatic experiences, which is why finding the right people to work [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Yasmin2019-04-02T13:22:14-05:00