As a community nurse in the 1980s, Anne saw the best and worst of the human experience. “As a nurse, I saw so much suffering,” she recounts. What broke her heart – and set her path in life – was witnessing child abuse patients admitted to the hospitals where she worked. For many years, Anne [...]
Since the age of 22, Tia Peric has been an avid supporter of Covenant House Toronto’s Sleep Out: Champions Edition (or Champs Sleep Out) event. Four years later, she is now a dedicated member of the event committee and will be sleeping out again this week. Tia, who is an Associate in Debt Capital Markets [...]
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.