Finding the right path

Growing up, Jake had a close relationship with his mother, but his life changed when she sent him to live with his father in Toronto. Jake’s mother thought that sending him to the city would give him better opportunities, but life with his father and stepmother was strained. At age 17, he left and became [...]

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A volunteer with vision helps young women reflect on their values

On a snowy winter evening, several youth from our Lise Watier: This is Me! Program participated in a vision-boarding workshop. The event helped youth staying at Covenant House to build a sense of personal power and potential. Hosted by Broadway artist and Covenant House volunteer, Angela Grovey, the workshop encouraged young woman attendees to identify [...]

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A goodbye and new horizons for Bruce

  A career that came full circle Over forty years ago, Bruce began his career as a youth worker with the Children’s Aid Society. He then worked his way up into leadership positions in both the non-profit and government sector. When he joined the Covenant House team, it felt like coming home: “One of the [...]

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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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