For 22-year-old Mary, who recently moved into her own apartment from Covenant House’s emergency shelter, an opportunity from Covenant House and Hollyburn Properties Ltd. means she’ll now be able to pursue her goal of becoming a paediatric nurse.
Growing up, Sarah Lawless often heard her father speak about homeless youth. He would sometimes look out the window of their car and reflect on the number of kids he saw on the street. Sarah’s father, who teaches music to children at the Royal Conservatory of Music, continues to give regularly at Covenant House. He [...]
Seventy-four of the city’s top business and community leaders spent a chilly, damp night sleeping on the street to raise more funds and awareness for homeless youth. The event was a humbling experience for some of the city’s top CEOs who raised more money than any event in our history—over $750,000.
Grade 3 students at Toronto’s Gateway Public School chose to help youth at Covenant House when their teacher challenged them to support those in need. In the process they learned that just because they’re young, it doesn’t mean they don’t have a voice.
Susan Anderson, who works as a nurse in a Mississauga hospital where Jean volunteered for almost 25 years, says Jean’s humility and her sense of humour were an inspiration. Both women attended the same church where Jean also volunteered.