Why food matters

Food is the centre of everything we do at Covenant House. It is the first thing we offer a youth when they come through our doors, and it’s what fuels our young people as they work hard for a brighter future. Without having to worry about where to find their next meal, our young people [...]

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#GivingFoodDay

A day of hot, nutritious food can make all the difference in the life of a homeless youth. On Tuesday, November 27, we are asking our supporters to mark Giving Tuesday by donating to help provide food to our youth. Together, we’re aiming to make it #GivingFoodDay. As little as $10 provides food to a [...]

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Empathy inspires youth to become monthly donor

Walking by a homeless person can ruin 15-year-old Noah Hunt’s day. “I can’t imagine what it would be like to live on the street,” he said. “When I see someone struggling, it makes me feel awful.” Living in Toronto, it’s not unusual for him to encounter homelessness. Youth are especially heartbreaking because, as a teen, [...]

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The power of using your voice

Singing is an outlet for finding peace and solace, or to decompress from life’s hardships. Recognizing the power of song, volunteers at Covenant House Toronto host an open-mic Karaoke Night for our youth several times a month. Here, youth can find their voice, let loose and express themselves. Volunteer Amy Kirkpatrick’s passion for singing and [...]

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A New Voice

When Adam moved from our crisis shelter to the longer-term housing program, CIBC Rights of Passage, I was told it had been two years since he last spoke in full sentences. He wouldn’t say more than a word or two. One day, I accompanied him on an appointment in the community. Like usual, he was [...]

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