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Celebrating the Unheard Voices in Toronto: Top Canadian Writers Select Winners of 14th Annual Words from the Street Writing Contest

Toronto, ONTARIO (November 19, 2015) — Ve’ahavta, a Jewish humanitarian organization, and the Toronto Writers Collective, which provides free ongoing creative writing workshops to underserved communities throughout the GTA, are pleased to announce the winners of the 14th annual citywide creative writing contest, Words from the Street. The Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday, […]

14th Annual Words from the Street Creative Writing Contest Judges

Ve’ahavta and the Toronto Writers Collective would like to thank the following people for contributing their time to serve as judges for the 14th Annual Words from the Street Creative Writing Contest. David Bezmozgis is an award-writing writer and filmmaker. He is the author of the story collection Natasha and Other Stories (2004) and the […]

Ve’ahavta Gala Honours Leaders and Humanitarians

The CJN, Friday, November 13, 2015 Jodie Shupac, Staff Reporter Until a few years ago, Bob, 40, never imagined he would be homeless, but a personal crisis launched him into a tailspin that saw him experience serious psychological and financial straits, including homelessness. A housing counsellor recommended he apply for the Ve’ahavta Street Academy (VSA), […]

How music saved a Toronto man from drugs before he turned 21-years-old

CBC News, Tuesday, November 10, 2015 “I had no friends, I was addicted, music pulled me out.” What is it like to be addicted to painkillers? What is it about those drugs that are they so seductive? How to you break free from them? And how do you replace them in your life? These are […]