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In 2006, Eva’s Initiatives launched the Awards for Innovation, through generous sponsorship from CIBC. Six years of the Innovation Awards recognized the achievements of 18 organizations from coast to coast to coast. With inspiration coming from these award winners, the focus for Eva’s awards program has shifted.

With the launch of the 2014 program, Eva’s and our sponsor the Sprott Foundation are putting the spotlight on what works in terms of preventing, reducing and ending the homelessness that youth experience. This focus challenges us all to think beyond the emergency needs of vulnerable youth. The goal of ending homelessness means equipping youth in multiple domains of their life to achieve greater and longer lasting stability. It also means program impacts that have results on different levels—from housing outcomes, for example, to skill building, employment, improved health and other outcomes.

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The Eva’s Awards for Ending Youth Homelessness are generously supported by the Sprott Foundation in collaboration with Virgin Unite.

La fondation Sprott en collaboration avec Virgin Unite Canada est le généreux commanditaire des Prix Eva’s pour mettre fin à l’itinérance chez les jeunes.

Sprott Foundation
Sprott Foundation

The Sprott Foundation is dedicated to addressing urgent human need, homelessness and hunger in Canada. It is a leader in providing funding to non-profit ventures which deal with the challenges of hunger and homelessness [Read More]

La fondation Sprott s’est consacrée à aborder les besoins humains les plus urgents, les sans-abri et la faim au Canada. La fondation est un leader dans le domaine de dons aux organismes/projets à but non-lucratif qui s’addressent aux défis de la faim et de l’itinérance [Plus]

 

Virgin Unite
Virgin Unite

Created by Richard Branson,Virgin Unite is the not-for-profit foundation of the Virgin Group. As the name suggests we are all about “uniting” the right people with the right ideas (plus a dash of entrepreneurial magic) to help build a better world for everyone. It’s time for a revolution – a good one! (that is!).

Créé par Richard Branson, Virgin Unite est la fondation sans but lucratif du Groupe Virgin. Comme son nom l’indique, nous sommes tous de “s’unir” les bonnes personnes avec les bonnes idées (et un soupçon de magie d’entreprise) pour aider à construire un monde meilleur pour tous. Il est temps pour une révolution – une bonne! (Bien sûr!)

 

 

Press Release April 15 2013

For immediate release:

Eva’s Initiatives, Sprott Foundation and Virgin Unite Announce Winners of the 2013 Awards for Ending Youth Homelessness

Four Canadian organizations recognized for excellence in working to prevent and end youth homelessness

Toronto, ON, April 15, 2013 – Eva’s Initiatives, the Sprott Foundation and Virgin Unite & Virgin Mobile’s RE*Generation are pleased to announce the four winners of The Eva’s Initiatives Award for Ending Youth Homelessness. Valued at $25,000 each, the awards recognize Canadian organizations that demonstrate leadership in preventing, reducing and ending youth homelessness in Canada.

“This Canadian awards program puts the spotlight on initiatives that actively work to prevent, reduce and end the homelessness that too many Canadian youth experience,” explained Maria Crawford, Executive Director of Eva’s Initiatives. “The winners this year demonstrate four different approaches to ending youth homelessness, each with their inherent strengths and opportunities.”

The four winners for 2013, from three different regions of the country, challenge us to think beyond the emergency needs of youth and instead find ways to equip them to achieve greater success in multiple domains of their life, from housing and employment, to education and social integration. The 2013 winners are:

  • Montréal/Cookshire, QC : Les Habitations Escalier for La ferme Aux Champêtreries
  • St. Catharines, ON: NiagaraResource Service for Youth for Youth Reconnect
  • Ottawa, ON: Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Youth and partners for Project STEP
  • Vancouver, BC: YWCA Metro Vancouverfor YWCA Crabtree Corner Housing

“RE*Generation supports organizations that inspire real change for at-risk and homeless youth,” says Andrew Bridge, Virgin Unite Trustee and Managing Director of Virgin Mobile Canada. “These four organizations have developed programs that inspire and empower youth to achieve greater success. We applaud their efforts and look forward to working with them to extend the reach of their programs.”

A seven member panel, knowledgeable about services for homeless youth, reviewed the applications and selected the winners from among 67 applications that demonstrated a wide array of impressive and innovative projects underway in communities across the county.

The Eva’s Initiatives Award for Ending Youth Homelessness is generously sponsored by the Sprott Foundation in collaboration with Virgin Unite & Virgin Mobile’s RE*Generation.

To learn more about the RE*Generation Movement go to virginmobile.ca/regen.

About Eva’s Initiatives

Eva’s Initiatives works with homeless and at-risk youth, ages 16 to 24, to get them off the streets permanently. Each year we help over 5,000 homeless and at-risk youth through our emergency and transitional housing, harm reduction services, counselling, employment and training programs, social enterprise, and services to reconnect youth with their families. For more information: www.evasinitiatives.com

About Virgin Unite

Virgin Unite is the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group. We unite people and entrepreneurial ideas to reinvent how we live and work in the world to help make people’s lives better. Our aim is to do our bit to revolutionize the way businesses, government and the social sector work together – driving business as a force for good.  We also incubate new, independent approaches to leadership including the Elders, the Carbon War Room, and the Branson Centres of Entrepreneurship. Virgin Unite’s overheads are covered by Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Group, meaning that 100% of donations received go direct to the frontline where they are needed most. Join us at www.virginunite.com, follow us @virginunite and like us at facebook/virginunite.

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For more information or to inquire about interviews, please contact Lesley McMillan, Program Officer, Eva’s Initiatives (416) 977-4497 x 142   lesley@evasinitiatives.com

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2013 Awards for Ending Youth Homelessness

Sprott FoundationVirgin Unite

Eva’s Initiatives, the Sprott Foundation and Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group, are pleased to offer four awards of $25,000 each for organizations working with homeless and at-risk youth.

For a second year, Eva’s and our partners Virgin Unite and the Sprott Foundation are putting the spotlight on what works in terms of preventing and ending youth homelessness. This focus challenges us all to think beyond the emergency needs of vulnerable youth. The goal of ending homelessness means equipping youth in multiple domains of their lives to achieve greater and longer lasting stability. It also means program impacts that have results on different levels—from housing outcomes, for example, to skill building, employment, improved health and other outcomes.

The goal of the awards is to recognize community initiatives that are:

  • Moving beyond responding to the most basic needs of homeless and at-risk youth towards ending youth homelessness
  • Demonstrating significant impacts in the lives of vulnerable youth
  • Delivering programs or services aimed at preventing and ending youth homelessness
  • Breaking the cycle of homelessness among youth by integrating supports such as: housing, education, employment, family connections, and interventions to address mental health concerns and/or addictions.

“Initiatives to end and prevent youth homelessness are indeed bold,” noted Maria Crawford, Executive Director of Eva’s Initiatives. “These awards are a way to recognize, honour and encourage organizations doing pioneering work that contributes to the national goal of ending youth homelessness.”

The deadline for applications is 9 p.m. EST, Monday December 10, 2012. For more information on eligibility or to download applications, please see our awards website at http://awards.evasinitiatives.com or our main website at www.evasinitiatives.com.

Eva’s Initiatives, la fondation Sprott et Virgin Unite, fondation à but non lucratif du Groupe Virgin, sont heureux d’offrir quatre prix de 25 000 $ chacun à des organismes s’occupant de jeunes sans abri et à risque de le devenir.

Pour une deuxième année consécutive, Eva’s et nos partenaires Virgin Unite et la fondation Sprott, mettent en lumière des interventions remarquables visant à prévenir l’itinérance des jeunes et à y mettre fin. Cet objectif nous oblige tous à repenser notre façon de faire auprès des jeunes qui sont vulnérables, ne se limitant plus à leurs besoins d’urgence. Mettre fin à leur itinérance signifie donner aux jeunes les moyens de vivre une vie meilleure, plus stable et à long terme. Cela signifie également la mise en place de programmes qui ont des répercussions positives sur différents plans, le logement par exemple, ou encore le renforcement des compétences, l’emploi, une meilleure santé et autres résultats.

Ces prix ont pour but de reconnaître les initiatives communautaires qui :

  • Dépassent le stade d’assurer simplement les besoins essentiels des jeunes sans abri ou qui risquent de le devenir.
  • Démontrent qu’elles ont une influence durable dans la vie de jeunes à risque.
  • Offrent des programmes ou des services visant à prévenir l’itinérance chez les jeunes.
  • Rompent le cycle de l’itinérance chez les jeunes en incluant des services de soutien tels que : logement, éducation, emploi, relations familiales, et interventions traitant des problèmes de santé mentale ou de toxicomanie.

« Les initiatives visant à mettre fin et à prévenir l’itinérance chez les jeune font vraiment preuve d’audace, fait remarquer Maria Crawford, directrice exécutive d’Eva’s Initiatives. Grâce à ces prix, nous reconnaissons, honorons, et encourageons les organismes  qui accomplissent un travail de pionnier pour atteindre l’objectif de mettre fin à l’itinérance chez les jeunes à l’échelle nationale.

Date limite des candidatures : le lundi 10 décembre 2012 à 21 h HNE. Pour de plus amples renseignements sur l’admissibilité ou pour télécharger des formulaires d’inscription, veuillez consulter notre site Web des prix http://awards.evasinitiatives.com ou notre site officiel au www.evasinitiatives.com.

Awards Release 2013

Prix communique 2013

 

Communiqué de presse 15 mai 2012 — Eva’s Initiatives, la Fondation Sprott et Virgin Unite annoncent les lauréats des Prix 2012 pour mettre fin à l’itinérance chez les jeunes

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Eva’s Initiatives, la Fondation Sprott et Virgin Unite annoncent les lauréats des Prix 2012 pour mettre fin à l’itinérance chez les jeunes
Quatre organismes canadiens reconnus pour l’excellence de leur travail visant à prévenir l’itinérance chez les jeunes et à y mettre fin

Toronto, ON, le 15 mai 2012 – Eva’s Initiatives, la Fondation Sprott et Virgin Unite et RÉ*Génération de Virgin Mobile ont le plaisir d’annoncer les quatre lauréats des prix Eva’s Initiatives pour mettre fin à l’itinérance chez les jeunes. D’une valeur de 25 000 $, les prix soulignent le leadership d’organismes canadiens démontré dans leur intervention auprès de jeunes sans abri ou à risque.

« Ce programme de prix canadiens met en lumière des initiatives qui s’efforcent activement de prévenir l’itinérance chez les jeunes et d’y mettre fin, a expliqué Rachel Gray, directrice des initiatives nationales chez Eva. Cette année, les lauréats ont fait valoir différentes manières d’intégrer un ensemble de services de soutien dans un programme visant à favoriser des effets positifs et à plus long terme chez les jeunes et dans nos communautés. »

Les quatre lauréats de 2012, provenant de différentes régions du pays, nous ont confronté au défi d’aller au-delà des besoins urgents des jeunes, et de trouver plutôt des moyens de développer leurs compétences afin de mieux réussir leur vie, qu’il s’agisse de trouver un logement ou un emploi, parfaire leurs études ou s’intégrer socialement. Les lauréats sont :

  • De Calgary, The Back Door pour The Doorway: Cultural Integration for Street Dependent Young People
  • De London, Youth Opportunities Unlimited pour le Cornerstone
  • De la Ville de Québec, Centre résidentiel et communautaire Jacques-Cartier pour le Volet résidentiel : approche « projet de vie » et soutien à la vie associative des locataires
  • De St. John’s, Terre-Neuve, Choices for Youth pour le Train for Trades 

« Les solutions uniques que ces organismes ont apporté au problème de l’itinérance chez les jeunes correspondent exactement au genre de causes que RÉ*Génération désirent appuyer, a déclaré Andrew Bridge, administrateur de Virgin Unite et directeur général de Virgin Mobile Canada. Nous saluons le travail novateur accompli par chacun de ces organismes et nous espérons poursuivre notre collaboration avec eux pour accroître la sensibilisation à ces programmes. »

Un jury composé de huit personnes bien informées sur la prestation des services aux jeunes sans abri a examiné les candidatures et choisi les lauréats parmi plus de 85 candidats qui ont présenté de nombreux projets impressionnants et novateurs en voie de réalisation dans les communautés à l’échelle du Canada.

La Fondation Sprott en collaboration avec Virgin Unite et RE*Génération de Virgin Mobile sont les généreux commanditaires des Prix Eva’s Initiatives pour mettre fin à l’itinérance chez les jeunes. Chaque organisme lauréat recevra un prix de 25 000 $ qui lui sera remis lors d’une cérémonie ayant lieu dans sa communauté.

Pour en savoir davantage à propos du mouvement RÉ*Génération, aller sur le site virginmobile.ca/regen 

Pour de plus amples renseignements, consulter le : www.evasinitiatives.com

Rachel Gray
Directrice des initiatives nationales
Eva’s Initiatives
rachel@evas.ca

Press Release May 15 2012 — Eva’s Initiatives, Sprott Foundation and Virgin Unite Announce Winners of the 2012 Awards for Ending Youth Homelessness

Sprott FoundationVirgin Unite

 

For immediate release:
Eva’s Initiatives, Sprott Foundation and Virgin Unite Announce Winners of the 2012 Awards for Ending Youth Homelessness
Four Canadian organizations recognized for excellence in working to prevent and end youth homelessness
Toronto, ON, May 15, 2012 – Eva’s Initiatives, the Sprott Foundation and Virgin Unite & Virgin Mobile’s RE*Generation are pleased to announce the four winners of The Eva’s Initiatives Award for Ending Youth Homelessness. Valued at $25,000 each, the awards recognize Canadian organizations that demonstrate leadership in working with homeless and at-risk youth.

“This Canadian awards program puts the spotlight on initiatives that actively work to prevent and end the homelessness that youth experience,” explained Rachel Gray, Eva’s Director of National Initiatives. “The winners this year demonstrate different ways to integrate comprehensive supports into program delivery with the goal of achieving longer term positive impacts for youth and our communities.”

The four winners for 2012, from four different regions of the country, challenge us to think beyond the emergency needs of youth and instead find ways to equip them to achieve greater success in multiple domains of their life, from housing and employment, to education and social integration. The 2012 winners are:

  • Calgary, Alberta – The Back Door for The Doorway: Cultural Integration for Street Dependent Young People
  • London, Ontario – Youth Opportunities Unlimited for Cornerstone
  • Québec City, Québec – Centre résidentiel et communautaire Jacques-Cartier for Volet résidentiel: approche <projet de vie> et soutien à la vie associative des locataires
  • St. John’s, Newfoundland – Choices for Youth for Train for Trades 

“The unique solutions that these organizations use to approach the issues of youth homelessness are exactly what RE*Generation is looking to support,” said Andrew Bridge, Virgin Unite Trustee and Managing Director of Virgin Mobile Canada. “We applaud the innovative work that each of these organizations has done and look forward to continuing to work with them to extend the reach of these programs.”

An eight member panel, knowledgeable about services for homeless youth, reviewed the applications and selected the winners from among more than 85 applications that demonstrated a wide array of impressive and innovative projects underway in communities across the county.

The Eva’s Initiatives Award for Ending Youth Homelessness is generously sponsored by the Sprott Foundation in collaboration with Virgin Unite & Virgin Mobile’s RE*Generation. Each winning organization receives a prize of $25,000, presented at an awards ceremony in their community.

To learn more about the RE*Generation Movement go to virginmobile.ca/regen

For more information: www.evasinitiatives.com

Rachel Gray
Director of National Initiatives
Eva’s Initiatives
rachel@evas.ca