At Ve’ahavta, our strategies and decisions are largely data-driven and informed by thorough research and study. We invest is these processes not only to strengthen our work, but the work of our partner agencies, and other interested organizations and individuals. We are therefore committed to openly sharing our research and findings in the spirit of public education and collaboration. Please read below for some of our recent reports.
Evaluation of Impacts of Digital Access and Literacy for BFW & VSA Program Participants
Due to COVID-19, Building Foundations for Women (BFW) and Ve’ahavta Skills Academy (VSA) programs moved the programs online. The curriculum was similar to the in-class sessions. Participants gained hands-on digital training as they participated in the online sessions, but the program did not include formal digital literacy training.
Wanting to gain greater insights into the strategic implications of the online programming, Ve’ahavta conducted an evaluation of the online sessions to better understand its impacts.
QUANTIFYING HOMELESSNESS IN THE CITY OF TORONTO
Among the major cities in Canada, Toronto has the second highest total homeless count per 10,000 residents at 30 (per 10,000) and in terms of the outdoor homeless count per 10,000 residents, Toronto comes in first at 1.8 (per 10,000).
Ve’ahavta commissioned an independent needs assessment for Toronto’s homeless population.
MOBILE JEWISH RESPONSE TO HOMELESSNESS: Paths to Positive Change
The Mobile Jewish Response to Homelessness (MJRH) fits into the overall mission of the organization by providing direct relief for the most vulnerable people in our city – those who are on or near the streets of Toronto. It provides meaningful and impactful volunteer experiences for community members, increasing their awareness of the issues and enabling them to physically serve and directly interact with this vulnerable population.