Annual Report 2018-2019

Building on the Legacy of Eva Smith

Looking back to look ahead

A History Rooted in Community

Our organization’s innovative approach to ending youth homelessness started with our founder Eva Smith.  Her legacy remains central to the work we do.

We are more than a shelter

A Year of Success

Innovation is the core of everything we do at Eva’s.  We continue to offer innovative programming to support young people experiencing homeless as they work to build a life of inter-dependence. Use the arrows, or swipe, to see our work.

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Lives are transformed at Eva’s

At Eva’s we meet young people where they are at. Learn more about the young people we serve.

We work with youth aged 16-24 years old, any young person experiencing homelessness.

Like all shelters across the City of Toronto, Eva’s sees an over-representation of Black and Indigenous young people.

There is also over-representation of LGBTQ2S+, gender fluid and trans identifying youth and their intersectional identities.

Newcomers and refugee claimants represent a significant increase in our demographics.

1,181 Residents found shelter and safety at Eva’s


469 at Satellite


183 at Phoenix


529 at Place

409 Young people supported in their educational goals


Youth completed high school


Youth attended post-secondary


Youth completed vocational/trade/employment training programs


Young people participated in Life Skills programing



youth served by Eva’s Family Reconnect Program


youth received employment training

162 youth participated in Training & Employment programs


Young people participated in the Construction & Building Maintenance Program


Young people succeeded in the in Employment Program


Young people participated in Graphic Communications and Print Technologies training program

Our Caring Community

Thank You to All Our Donors!

Eva’s is pleased to recognize our many wonderful donors and supporters who contributed between September 2018 and October 2019. We are extremely grateful for your commitment and support. We would also like to acknowledge and thank those donors who wish to remain anonymous.  Thank you all.

Eva’s is an award-winning organization that provides shelter, transitional housing, and programming to help homeless and at-risk youth reach their potential to lead productive, self-sufficient, and healthy lives.

To learn more about Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth: