Blog

>Blog

Volunteer Spotlight: Chetan

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. Chetan Financial literacy initiatives aimed at youth are often generic and not designed to address the needs of young people experiencing financial hardship. [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Chetan2019-04-02T12:54:36-04:00

What About Trans Youth Experiencing Homelessness?

For LGBTQ2S youth, family conflict due to coming out or being outed is the most frequently cited reason for becoming homeless. 20 to 40% of youth who are homeless identify as LGBTQ2S+, despite making up 5% to 10% of the general youth population. This means that sexual and gender diverse youth are more at risk of experiencing homelessness. Once homeless, they are also more likely to experience homelessness for longer periods of time and be concerned for their safety [...]

What About Trans Youth Experiencing Homelessness?2019-03-22T08:51:05-04:00

Fresh Start for the First Day of Spring

Young people at Eva’s work hard to build brighter futures for themselves. Despite the difficulties of homelessness, they’re getting up and pursuing healing, education, jobs, and life skills; making community connections; and moving closer to their dreams of home and a sense of belonging for good. For the first day of spring, we wanted to share some recent success stories with you! Tyler graduated and is continuing his education. Tyler moved between foster homes, group homes and [...]

Fresh Start for the First Day of Spring2019-03-26T10:26:38-04:00

Eva’s Youth Talk Back Against Violence

“If you listen closely you can hear the trumpets playing my victory song “I made it” I am here now. So gifted and loved, the world cannot handle me. Refuse to fear and stumble. I choose to believe dear Lord held my unbelief.” Excerpt from A Line Each By the Back Talk Collective Young people at Eva’s Satellite recently wrapped up Back Talk: Voices Against Violence, a spoken word poetry program for street-involved young women and femme folks. Back [...]

Eva’s Youth Talk Back Against Violence2019-03-01T13:50:32-04:00

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 Justice2019-02-15T16:35:16-04:00