Eva's Initiatives

Eva's Initiatives

April 30, 2012 10:28 ET

Youth Serving Organizations Across Canada Release Mental Health "Snapshot" and Backgrounder on the Escalating Crisis for Homeless and At-Risk Youth

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 30, 2012) -

Who: The National Learning Community on Youth Homelessness:

Jocelyn Helland - Manager, Broadway Youth Services, Vancouver BC
Marilyn Dyck - Executive Director, The Doorway, Calgary AB
Ronnie Abraham - Director of Services, Boys and Girls Club, Calgary, AB
Darrel Lechman - Founder/Director, Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming Inc., Saskatoon, SK
Kelly Holmes - Executive Director, Resource Assistance for Youth, Winnipeg, MA
Louise Smith - General Manager, YMCA of Greater Toronto, Toronto ON
Rachel Gray - Director National Initiatives Program, Eva's Initiatives, Toronto, ON
Andreas Corbin - Coordinator of Intervention Services, Dans La Rue, Montreal, QC
Rob Morris - Director, Residential Programs, Phoenix Youth programs, Halifax NS
Sheldon Pollett - Executive Director, Choices for Youth, St. John's Newfoundland
Associate members
Robert Wilmot - Consultant (Former Manager Broadway Youth Resource Centre), Vancouver, BC
Jennie Vengris - City of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
Bruce Pearce - St. John's Advisory Committee on Homelessness

What: The release of a backgrounder on the mental health crisis for homeless and at-risk in Canada, as well as the "snapshot" survey results taken on February 29th, from youth serving agencies across Canada.

When: May 7th in time for Mental Health Week, but copies of the backgrounder and snapshot are available in advance for those who require greater lead time.

Where: Across Canada

Contact Information

  • For more information or to arrange an interview,
    please contact Eva's Initiatives
    Kari Klassen
    Communications Manager
    416-977-4497 x 138