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Eva's AGM 2014 20th Anniversary Timeline
Transcript of Eva's AGM 2014 20th Anniversary Timeline
Eva's Place opens its doors to help Toronto's homeless youth
Named in honour of Eva Smith, a community outreach worker and counsellor who knew and understood people in despair, particularly youth.
She was a woman of action, determination and persistence, traits that continue to influence the work of Eva’s Initiatives even today.
Toronto Blue Jay Paul Molitor donates his MVP van to Eva's Place
Eva's and North York General Hospital form a partnership
Problem: A Canada Post strike halts our year end fundraising.
Solution: Create a signature holiday event
Toronto Firefighters save the day with a $10,000 gift
Meant to be a temporary 6 month support, Satellite's first home was in abandoned underground office/old traffic control space.
Eva's is the first recipient of Canadian Auto Workers Social Justice Fund - Millennium Fund
Eva’s Phoenix opens it doors
Often cited as a best practice model of private and public partnerships in creating long-term solutions for the homeless crisis
A doctor visits Eva's Place every Tuesday, turning the front reception into a makeshift clinic.
Eva's Family Reconnect Program Launches
With a family-centered approach, the goal is to help families resolve complex relationship issues, develop positive relationships, increase communication, and, where possible, divert youth from the shelter system.
Eva`s Print Shop begins operations
Aimed at providing homeless and at-risk youth with technical skills that prepare them for entry-level employment in the print and graphics industries.
Launched Eva`s National Initiatives
National Learning Community on Youth Homelessness
Mobilizing Local Capacity to End Youth Homelessness Program
Harlem International Film Festival inspires and entertains by honoring films that offer honest, thought-provoking portrayals of our world.
Youth produced documentary
A Sheltered Life
wins at New York Harlem International Film Festival
Selected by Service Canada as principle organization delivering employment programming for homeless/at-risk youth in City of Toronto
Eva`s Satellite gets a new home
Our brand new, purpose built Eva’s Satellite.
Lady Gaga visits Eva’s Phoenix
“When I heard about Eva's Phoenix, I was really excited because this is the kind of place I believe in."
- Lady Gaga
Official Opening of the Buzz Hargrove Training Centre
June 2008, long-time supporter and CAW president Buzz Hargrove retirement party supporting Eva's Initiatives
A New Home for Eva`s Phoenix
Construction is currently underway with a move in date of end of 2015
Eva`s Print Shop Official Supplier of the Pan Am/ ParaPan Am Organizing Committee
Initiated a Youth Mental Health Strategy Partnership
4-Star Charity Rating from Charity Intelligence
One of only 6 youth serving charities
One of only 72 charities in Canada
Thanks to YOU!