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How formerly homeless people are helping those in need — and helping themselves

A North York Jewish group’s meal box program is employing people who’ve experienced poverty Talia Ricci · CBC News · Posted: Nov 21, 2018 5:00 AM ET | Last Updated: November 21 Outreach worker Ryan Balser, left, hands Kim Mcdougall care packages to hand out around St. Clair Avenue West and Bathurst Street. (Grant Linton / CBC News) There’s […]

‘Awareness goes a long way’: Photo exhibit shows city from the view of the homeless

Lorenda Reddekopp · CBC News · Posted: Oct 11, 2018 12:03 PM ET | Last Updated: October 11 It’s the second year for the My Toronto Photography Project, put on by Jewish anti-poverty group Ve’ahavta. A new photo exhibit gives people a view of the city through the lens of people who are homeless or […]

Ve’ahavta’s Outreach Worker Andre Hermanstyne Interviewed on CBC Radio

Listen below to our Outreach Worker Andre Hermanstyne interviewed on CBC Radio’s Here and Now to talk about what happens to people on the street during extreme weather and the services Ve’ahavta provides to these individuals at these times.

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 […]

Canada’s residential school story to be taught in classrooms this fall

Terry Reith, Briar Stewart, CBC News, Friday, September 4, 2015 Not all jurisdictions ready to roll out curriculum As Canadian students return to class, educators are scrambling to add an important new element to the curriculum – the history and impact of residential schools. Ensuring that school children hear about the legacy of physical and […]

VSA graduate Jillann Mignon interviewed on CBC Radio

“A Walk in Her Shoes” – an Alisa Siegel documentary, CBC Radio one, Sunday, May 17, 2015 The tattoo engraved on the nape of her neck reads, Madam Mignon. A symbol of who and what she hoped to become. At age thirteen, Jillann Mignon left home. Began to sell her body for quick money. And […]

Ve’ahavta’s Mobile Jewish Response to the Homeless and Cold Weather Response (CBC News Now )