Eva's Initiatives

Catherine Donnelly Foundation

Catherine Donnelly Foundation
Canadian Housing Renewal Association

Canadian Housing Renewal Association

November 20, 2012 07:00 ET

Initial Communities Chosen for Bold New Nation-Wide Program to End Youth Homelessness

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 20, 2012) - Communities across Canada face a growing crisis of youth homelessness. Kamloops (BC) and Kingston (ON) have identified youth homelessness as a priority for communities. They have been chosen to join a national effort to change the course of youth homelessness locally and across the country.

The Mobilizing Local Capacity to End Youth Homelessness Program (MLC) is a five-year initiative that sees local community energies and capacity for collective action as the front line in attacking the complex social issues surrounding youth homelessness. The MLC is the result of a partnership between The National Learning Community on Youth Homelessness (LC), Eva's Initiatives and the Canadian Housing Renewal Association (CHRA), with funding from the Catherine Donnelly Foundation. "Our ultimate goal is to end youth homelessness by fostering collective community action and promoting systemic change to public policies in Canada," says Maria Crawford, Co-Chair of the MLC program and Executive Director of Eva's Initiatives.

For information about the MLC, click here.

Contact Information

  • Eva's Initiatives, Toronto Ontario
    Maria Crawford
    MLC Co-chair/Executive Director

    Choices for Youth, St. John's Newfoundland & Labrador
    Sheldon Pollett
    MLC Co-chair/Executive Director