Gardiner Expressway Encampments During COVID-19 (Video)

Ve’ahavta’s outreach worker, Kelly, provides support to individuals experiencing homelessness under the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto during COVID-19. Kelly is demonstrating the powerful relationship he, and other outreach workers, have developed with this community. Learn more at We need your help today so that we can continue to provide food, supplies and support to […]

Street Outreach in Toronto During COVID-19 (Video)

Get a glimpse of the resilient individuals experiencing homelessness near Fort York in Toronto during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ve’ahavta’s outreach workers provide these individuals with much needed food and essential supplies during these challenging times. Learn more at We need your help today so that we can continue to provide food, supplies and support […]

#NoHomeTO: Facebook Live Panel April 23, 2020

Please help out by visiting What happens when you are told to #stayhome to #staysafe but you don’t have a home? On April 23, we had a live panel discussion about the escalating crisis of homelessness in Toronto. We heard from Ve’ahavta’s clients and frontline workers about the increasing needs and immense challenges facing […]

How COVID-19 is impacting communities in need and how we can help (Toronto Guardian)

We’ve all be told to stay home to help flatten the curve. By doing so we’re protecting ourselves and others from the COVID-19 virus. Pretty much everything in the city has been shut down. But what is happening to the people experiencing homelessness and those in need within our communities who rely on services like […]

Ve’ahavta and CTV interview- COVID-19

Watch Cari Kozierok, executive director of Ve’ahavta, discuss with CTV the ways our community can support the most vulnerable population during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about how you can help:

Cari Kozierok interview with SiriusXM

Experiencing homelessness during COVID-19 (

While Torontonians city-wide are practising social distancing and self-isolation to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it’s important to remember that the ability to social distance and self-isolate is a privilege. Toronto’s medical officer of health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, reminded us all during her press conference on April 1 that individuals experiencing homelessness are one […]

Homelessness Street Outreach During COVID-19 (Video)

Ve’ahavta’s outreach van continues to provide food and supplies to people living on or near the street. The situation is desperate out there with so many services having closed. Kelly, our outreach worker says, “The strain the homeless population in Toronto is under during the COVID-19 pandemic is really just a continuation of the neglect […]

Putting the Spot on Homelessness with Art (Breakfast Television)


MYTORONTO Calendar Highlights Issue of Homelessness

By Cari Kozierok September 17, 2019 Cari Kozierok is executive director of Ve’ahavta, an organization that mobilizes volunteers to support transformative change amongst people experiencing poverty and homelessness. – Canadian Jewish News photo You’re on your way to a meeting downtown. Rushing along Bay Street, you barely notice the person sleeping on the cold, wet sidewalk […]

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