At just 13 years old, Shawn was recruited to an infamous street gang by his mother’s friends. For two years, they beat him to groom him for a life of violence. “They wanted to toughen me up. They wanted a soldier,” he explains.
The caring nurses and doctors at our BensKids Health Centre understand that when a youth is focused on trying to survive a frigid night on the street or find their next meal, they are often unable to tend to their health until the situation becomes severe.
Thirty-five teams from the finance, legal, tech, real estate and entertainment sectors recently raised over $615,000 for our youth at the 3rd annual Covenant House Guts + Glory Team Obstacle Challenge presented by Home Trust.
Bring a little sunshine to your chilly winter with this flavourful Jamaican family favourite. Throughout February at Covenant House, we have many activities and events planned to commemorate Black History Month. To recognize Toronto’s diversity and to celebrate the varied cultures of our youth and staff, our students at our culinary arts training program, Cooking [...]
Marie was a conscientious teenager and an excellent student, but her aunt she lived with would constantly berate her for carelessness and scold her for her disappointing behaviour.