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ANNUAL REPORT 2008

OUR MISSION is to work collaboratively with homeless and at-risk youth to help them reach their potential to lead productive, self sufficient and healthy lives by providing safe shelter and a range of services, and to create long term solutions for homeless youth by developing and implementing proactive and progressive services. TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Director & President Report Evas Initiatives Overview Evas Place Year in Review Evas Satellite Year in Review Evas Phoenix Year in Review National Initiative Anti-Oppression and Diversity Committee Phoenix Print Shop Volunteer Resources Resource Development Circle of Support Financial Statements BOARD OF DIRECTORS David St. Amand, President Heather Brown, Vice-President Colin Phillips, Treasurer Emree Siaroff, Secretary Ken Silver, Past President DIRECTORS Michael Cossar Maya Dansereau Ettie Dawkins Patricia Gloudon Jane Haberbusch Rob Myers Jennifer Ocampo-King Saurabh Rastogi Kathryn Ross Councillor David Shiner HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS Ed Smith Edeva Smith Maria Crawford, Ex-officio

MESSAGE FROM EVAS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND PRESIDENT


2008 was a year characterized by some very exciting events as well as some very daunting challenges. The year began with construction finally underway at the new Evas Satellite facility and the planning necessary for the expansion to Evas Phoenix made possible by a momentous tribute dinner last June to honour Buzz Hargrove. The year was characterized by a high volume of work at all our locations as well as the growth in depth and scope of the National Initiative Program. The later half of the year at Evas was marked with the same economic uncertainty and fear that surrounded much of the globe. We realized quickly that it is especially in times likes these, that our services are needed the most, and how crucial it is that we maintain adequate funding and a continuity of service. It is also at times like this, that the need for timely, innovative and collaborative responses couldnt be greater. Evas is proud to say that despite the challenges and unprecedented need that characterized the latter half of the year, we continued to move forward in developing and delivering innovative responses to pressing problems. In response to the deeply disturbing increase in the number of homeless youth with mental health issues, an internal Task Force led by staff at Evas Place developed a specialized program model focused specifically on working more effectively with these youth. In the coming year, we will work with our colleagues in the sector, and attempt to work with the appropriate Health officials to secure funding for this most basic and essential service. Our history of successfully navigating challenging times and perplexing problems, of offering new solutions and of working collaboratively has greatly enhanced our capacity, and made us the vibrant, skilled and resilient organization that we are today. As such, Evas continues to respond to the growing demand from across the country to share resources and best practices and to work collaboratively with groups across the country to strengthen our individual and collective response to youth homelessness. By working with youth serving agencies across Canada we are gaining strength and knowledge not just as an agency here in Toronto but as a national entity caring for, protecting and serving youth. Our growth into a National youth serving organization is evidence of our commitment to finding real long-term solutions to youth homelessness. We have been very humbled by stories of supporters who continue to give to Evas despite the financial losses and uncertainty they have experienced this past year. Your commitment and generosity is what has allowed our work to continue and move forward in the most difficult and challenging of times. Thank you for your ongoing support.

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Maria Crawford, Executive Director

David St. Amand, President

Who We Are Evas Initiatives is a charitable organization assisting homeless youth, aged 16-24, to move off the streets permanently. Our three unique facilities, Evas Place, Evas Satellite and Evas Phoenix offer long-term solutions to youth homelessness. Evas Place A 32-bed emergency shelter in the Leslie & 401 area of North York, often the first stop for youth who become homeless Offers services to ensure that youth can make safe and informed decisions Provides valuable case management services for youth in the shelter Home of the ground breaking Family Reconnect Program, helping youth rebuild relationships with their families and preventing youth from turning to the streets in the first place Provides an Independent Living Program to help youth move from the shelter to independent living Evas Satellite A 28-bed emergency shelter in North York Offers innovative programming for youth who are using drugs and alcohol The only youth shelter in Toronto that operates from a harm-reduction perspective, offering counselling, life skills workshops and recreation activities Evas Phoenix Evas Phoenix is an award-wining 50-bed transitional housing and training facility for youth aged 16-24 Youth live in its townhouse-style units for up to one year. In each house, youth have their own individual bedroom and share living room, washroom and kitchen facilities Youth are provided with integrated programs, including a mentorship program that helps them to gain the skills to live independently once they leave Evas Phoenix Home to a variety of employment programs including: Youth succeeding in employment program (YSEP) providing pre-employment and a paid work experience to youth 16-29 years Technologies training program which trains youth on common computer applications Home to the Phoenix Print Shop, a socially and environmentally responsible commercial printer that operates Foundations of Print an award-winning training program for at-risk youth Evas National Initiative Assists organizations across Canada to develop their own integrated models of housing, employment training, social enterprise and mentorship support, for homeless and at-risk youth Implements annual innovation awards to organizations across Canada that provide exemplary integrated services for homeless youth Coordinates a national Learning Community on Youth Homelessness, a forum where leaders in the field across Canada come together to collaborate on issues of common interest and concern

Eva Smith 1923-1993 Eva Smith was a community outreach worker and counsellor who knew and understood people in despair, particularly youth. She was a woman of action, determination and persistence. In 1987, she helped to found the North York Emergency Home for Youth. Her work and advocacy resulted in the construction of our first shelter, Evas Place, which was named in her honour. Eva Smiths mission was to use her skills and her knowledge of how the social services system works to help people find solutions to their problems. As our organization continues to grow and provide innovative approaches to meet the ever-changing needs of homeless youth, Evas Initiatives and the work we do stands as a proud tribute to her vision and pioneering work with homeless youth. Evas Staff Program and Senior Managers Evas Administrative Office 416-977-4497 Maria Crawford, Executive Director Marie MacCormack, Director of Development Rachel Gray, Director National Initiative Althea Whyte, Director of Finance Suzanne Marion, Manager Human Resources Evas Place 416-441-1414 Morag Perkins, General Manager John Doolittle, Site Operations Manager Nancy Abrams, Supervisor Family Reconnect Allison Ferguson, Program Supervisor Lorraine Montgomery, Program Manager Evas Satellite 416-229-1874 Morag Perkins, General Manager John Doolittle, Site Operations Manager Monica Waldman, Residential Supervisor Evas Phoenix 416-364-4716 Clovis Grant, General Manager Suganthy Barnett, Site Operations Manager Andrew Macdonald, Manager,
Social Enterprise

Todd Hiuser, Manager, Employment Services Elaine Belore, Program, Supervisor Ros Tierney, Manager, Housing &
Community Supports

Tony Ellington, Housing Team Supervisor

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reconnect

EVAS PLACE
For Evas Place, 2008 was a year that highlighted the complexities of the lives of homeless and at-risk youth. Over the past few years it has become increasingly clear that the predominant issue facing homeless and at-risk youth relates to health mental, physical and sexual. In 2008, the Family Reconnect Program headed an agency task force that developed a coordinated programming response to assist young people at Evas Place who were experiencing these challenges. Developments in the Independent Living Program focused on life skills, educational supports, and assistance with moving, as well as development of many new community partnerships that enhance and broaden the scope of service delivery. They ensure that youth acquire the skills they need to live independently and successfully in the community. As with every year, Evas Place takes great pride in the commitment and integrity of all staff members in making dreams a reality for the youth who come to our doors seeking guidance and support. The Independent Living Program now graduates youth who move through the roster of skill-development workshops before commencing their search to secure independent housing. These workshops provide specific skills to youth, but also assist in highlighting areas of strengths and challenges for youth in order to inform long-term goal setting. The Family Reconnect Program continued to play a pivotal role in the lives of young people and their families. In 2008 we assisted 28 youth return home, 16 youth move to supportive or independent housing with family support and helped 10 youth remain home through our Early Intervention Program. During the year, this program demonstrated savings of $262,780.20 to the shelter system as a result of youth leaving the shelter system to return home, or in some situations by averting their entry into the shelter system. Significantly, as many as 30% - 49% of the shelter population experience serious mental health and/or developmental delay issues and the Family Intervention Counselors work with these youth to coordinate mental health services; referrals to specialized community agencies, advocacy and accompaniments to appointments. Residential Clients Served: 1213 Occupancy Rate: 89%
YOUTH STORY My name is Ashley and I am 17 years old. I left home because it was not a safe place for me to live and I was not loved. Evas Place was the first shelter that I went to. A friend at school had told me about it and said that I would be safe. I lived at Evas Place for four months. I needed to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. While at Place I went to workshops and participated in group outings. I wasnt always well behaved, but they didnt kick me out, they worked harder. I am now back in school (with a 78% average) and have moved into a group home. I originally wanted to move out on my own but the staff at Evas Place thought that I should stay in a group home until I am a little older. I was mad at first but now I agree, for now the group home is a good place for me. When I was at Evas Place and still now, I feel cared about and that makes me feel so much better about my future. I have all these adults who just want what is best for me. YOUTH QUOTE A former youth involved with the Family Reconnect Program who now lives in Montreal to be close to her family emailed this to the counsellor: You remain an exceptional example of how a person can be. We are further apart so we see each other less, but just so you know, you were an essential part of my life for the years I saw you in Toronto, and I am aware of and grateful for that every day. You have helped me grow so much and I am lucky to have met a person that could help me through so much. Things are going well here. I started my second year of nursing school. Its not easy, but I love it.

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EVAS SATELLITE
In 2008 Evas Satellite continued to provide innovative programming and supports to youth who use drugs and alcohol to the extent that it prohibits access to other youth services. This period in their young lives is their most desperate, and certainly the time when they need the most support and guidance. Evas Satellite works from a harm reduction model. This allows us to reach the most vulnerable youth. Programming, supports and counselling are offered at Evas Satellite, but, more importantly, each youth is treated with dignity and respect. Counselling supports were provided to an overwhelming number of youth in 2008, and we experienced an incredibly high occupancy rate. This can be attributed to the sensitive and caring staff who welcome each youth, listen to them and support them. A new program was introduced in 2008 with the support of Public Health - Aids Prevention Community Investment Program. The Young Womens Healthy Sexuality Program was launched at Satellite and was very well attended. It focused on supporting young women in the shelter by providing educational workshops, discussion groups and peer projects that allow the youth to support each other. During 2008, Evas Satellite introduced another new program allowing youth access to clean and safer supplies including inhalation and injection kits. Unsafe drug use is a deadly risk, and the repercussions of using unclean supplies can be far more serious than the drug use. Programming continues to be offered through the valuable support of community partners such as the Toronto Public Library North York Branch and Mitchell Fields Community Centre. Although we will have our own programming space in 2009, we want to thank these community partners in particular because much of our programming and supports to youth so far would not have been possible without them. Residential Clients Served: 1233 Occupancy Rate: 93%
YOUTH STORY Martine was 18 years old when she arrived at Evas Satellite. It was evident that although she said she had not stayed at any other shelters, she had been living on the streets for quite some time. She had a very serious anger problem and was difficult to communicate with. She had some very angry exchanges over some seemingly minor issues. For a few months the staff worked with her by repeating the same messages, offering supportive counselling and trying to engage Martine in alternatives to her angry outbursts. Gradually Martine started to soften and it was possible to address issues and work toward compromise. Then Martine became pregnant. She was terrified and angry. However, she wanted to keep her baby and approached the staff to help her because she had no idea how to take this on or how to talk to the father about her wishes. Martine refused to move to a home for young pregnant women as she felt that she received the counselling and support that she needed from Evas Satellite. Staff referred Martine to Public Health supports to ensure she had access to the medical attention that she needed. Martine started going to anger management. She attended the girls group where the young women talked intimately with the support of staff. Martine also participated in the peer project and worked on projects related healthy sexuality. Martines expression began to change as she felt happy about being pregnant, she experienced positive alternatives to anger, she felt validated through her peer project activities and she was pursuing housing options. Martine, her baby and her partner are now housed and they are working with CAS to learn parenting skills and get the support that they need to live positively as a family. Evas Initiatives Annual Report 2008

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EVAS PHOENIX
Evas Phoenix operates on the ancient proverb, give a man a fish, hell eat for a day, teach him how to fish and he will eat forever. It is about providing young people with the skills and resources needed for them to become self-sufficient and independent of the shelter and welfare systems. We are committed to this goal and have helped more than 900 youth along this path since opening in 2000. Our programs have grown significantly since then and we constantly work to accommodate the ever-growing list of program needs. We rejoiced when we learned that the proceeds of a Tribute Dinner for Buzz Hargrove would fund the expansion of the new facility adjacent to our present location. On June 11, 2008 youth, staff and a long list of supporters from across the country came together to honour Buzz Hargrove and in the process raised just over $2.5 million for the project. This new facility will house the Buzz Hargrove Youth Training Centre as well as the Phoenix Print Shop. It will also provide recreation opportunities, study space and a community kitchen enabling us to have a more robust food program on-site. It will be retrofitted incorporating a variety of environmentally friendly initiatives. Phoenix aims to provide unique opportunities youth may not otherwise access. The Youth Succeeding in Employment Program gives young people a safe place to get their foot into the door with paid work experiences in a career of their choice. In 2008 YSEP served 68 young people with 46 of them gaining hands-on employment skills. This past year, youth met and interacted with celebrities such as Trey Anthony who provided an evening of inspiration as part of African Heritage month events; singer Lady Gaga who visited Phoenix as part of the launch of Virgin Mobiles Regeneration Program; and singer songwriter, Sean Jones, who will use his talents to teach and mentor youth in the area of music. As always, we are very appreciative of the many individuals and groups who throughout the year support us by providing youth with employment opportunities, host events or donate their time to completing a project at the site. These have included Eglinton-St. Georges United Church, PWC, Deloitte, Debbie Rix and friends, St. Albans Boys and Girls Club and so many others. Residential Clients Served: 132 Occupancy Rate: 87.5%
SUCCESS STORY Belinda Swaby, a graduate of the Evas Phoenix program, was presented with the Independent Living Award by Social and Enterprise Development Innovations. SEDI supports individuals who are unemployed and/or living in shelters by providing them with training on financial capability and then matching their savings 3:1 to help them during the important transition of moving from the shelter system to community living. Through SEDI and the support of Evas Phoenix staff, Belinda left homelessness behind by saving enough money to rent and furnish her own place. In her remarkable journey to economic independence, Belinda found a job as a receptionist and reunited with her mother and younger sister. She also became a role model to the participants of the youth and women programs with whom she volunteers. MENTORSHIP In 2008 The Peer Mentorship Program focused on creating positions within the shelter so that participants could practice skills they learned in workshops. By far the most popular was the Breakfast Club. A peer mentor cooked breakfast 3 mornings per week and served it to residents, staff and other program participants. Peer Mentors also led activities, planned events, assisted in facilitating the womens group, coordinated the food room, gave cooking lessons, conducted orientation sessions and participated in the community garden collective. The One-to-One Mentorship program recruited and trained 13 new mentors through a series of 6 training sessions. 17 residents were successfully matched with a mentor. The Project Based Mentorship program allows participants to use the skills they have learned in the mentorship program in a practical setting. This year youth participated in two projects, a Community Garden and a Zine that was distributed to donors, mentors, staff and youth. Evas Initiatives Annual Report 2008

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NATIONAL INITIATIVE
The National Initiative Program was launched by Evas Initiatives in 2003 as a way to support youth serving organizations across the country interested in developing integrated services for homeless youth in their communities. Connecting Evas to hundreds of organizations across the country, the National Initiatives Program helps build the capacity of those communities engaged in creating opportunities for homeless youth. In 2008, the National Initiative Program continued to provide support to organizations, policy makers and political leaders across the country through tours and information regarding our programs and services. However, this year marked our involvement in a number of larger, collaborative efforts with broad implications for the youth serving sector and homeless youth across Canada. Evas staff were involved in the Steering Committee of the National Conference on Homeless Youth. Several hundred delegates, including youth serving organizations, federal and provincial government representatives and funders attended the conference and Evas was among the presenters. The final report based on the research will be released in later this year. The Learning Community on Youth Homelessness completed its third year with a growing presence in the youth serving sector nationally. 2008 saw the implementation of a unique staff development opportunity for Learning Community members. The Staff Exchange Program allows staff to undertake site visits to other agencies, learn first hand about programs and initiatives being undertaken in other agencies, and then share that learning with their own staff and agency. The Staff Exchange was made possible with support from Great West Life, London Life and Canada Life. In 2008 seven exchanges took place. The first full Evas Phoenix replication model began construction in 2008. The Lily Building in St. Johns is being renovated by Choices for Youth and will be the site of their transitional housing centre. They have incorporated the Phoenix training model and 10 youth have trained and been on-site throughout the construction which is slated for completion in July 2009.
2008 AWARD WINNERS SIDA/AIDS Moncton: Youth Asset Program The mission of SIDA/AIDS Moncton (SAM) is to improve the quality of life of those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and to reduce the spread of HIV and other infectious diseases. A primary focus of the organization is on prevention, especially among homeless and at-risk youth. YMCA of Greater Toronto: Peel Youth Village Residential Democratic Living Program The objective of Peel Youth Village (PYV) is to assist female, male and trans youth aged 16 to 30 in attaining the life skills required to live and thrive independently within the community. The program provides housing and supports for its youth residents as well as offering programming and activities to the larger community, including an Employment Resource Centre, a breakfast program, and recreation and leisure activities. Coming Home Society: Young Wolves Lodge Coming Home Society provides alcohol and drug recovery services for young Aboriginal women aged 17 to 24 who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness in Vancouvers downtown east side. Priority goes to young women who are mothers but who have been unable to parent and have had their children taken into care. The goal of the organization is to help young women stabilize their lives, recover from past trauma, deal with substance misuse, reunite with their children, and experience a place of belonging within their culture and in the community.

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Anti-oppression and Diversity


Evas Initiatives is committed to creating a culture of shared values and behaviours consistent with the mission and mandate of the organization. The Anti-Oppression and Diversity Committee (AODC), which includes staff and management representatives from all sites, was developed to help accomplish this important goal of the agency. The central theme of our work in 2008 was to continue to identify new and different approaches to incorporating anti-oppression and diversity activities in our day-to-day programming at Evas. We accomplished this in a number of ways. With much work, we launched the revised format for the Diversity Award. We had more nominations in 2008 for the Award than in previous years and 2 staff shared the $1000 prize to go towards an educational pursuit. We expect to ride on the momentum and continue to highlight the amazing work being done in the community and at Evas by our dedicated staff. In the past year, we also conducted a preliminary analysis to identify gaps in the number and types of agencies being accessed to meet the diverse needs of our youth.

The Phoenix Print Shop


Since its inception in 2002, the Phoenix Print Shops aim has been to achieve financial sustainability. Led by our Business Manager Alexandra Djukic, and supported by our Production team, Ed Poirier and Leah Posen, we covered all our business costs in the latter half of 2008, and showed what is possible! At the same time our Graphics Instructor Bill Kidd provided hands-on training for 27 youth participants. Many of those youth have since secured work and are moving toward a career. On the environmental front the enterprise was pleased to receive Forestry Stewardship Council certification in 2008. In spring 2008 the Phoenix Print Shop team made a successful presentation to Social Venture Partners Toronto (SVPT) and was chosen as SVPTs first investee. SVPT seeks to create long-term social change by investing time, expertise and money to collaboratively strengthen non-profit organizations with newer and better solutions to issues facing Toronto. The 2008 Graduation was a success. With close to 100 in attendance at the MaRS Collaboration Centre, we awarded Foundations of Print Graduation certificates, scholarships for educational pursuits, and prizes from our second annual Design Competition. At the Graduation Event Instructor Bill Kidd was recognized by both graduates and the print industry for his outstanding dedication to Graphic Arts Education. As well, Andrew Macdonald received a 2008 Vital People Award from the Toronto Community Foundation, which recognizes community leaders making an outstanding contribution to our city. Zuwena Abeid, graduate of the Foundations of Print Training Program, was presented with the 2008 Toronto Club Printing House Craftsman Student Achievement Award. Accompanying the award was also the Macdonald/Odell Scholarship Award for Student Achievement which is given to the top Foundations of Print student of the year. Zuwena excelled in four areas: reliability, technical skills, taking initiative to get involved, and career connection.

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Resource Development
What a terrific year! Thanks to the hundreds of generous donors, sponsors and volunteers we raised enough money in 2008 to fund the critical programs Evas youth rely on. Our events were a great success. Our annual Auction took on a new look and feel and became Home for Life a home and garden themed auction and dinner. This event raised a record $129,000! Our annual wine and gourmet food tasting event, Taste Matters, wowed an audience of over 300 guests at the Design Exchange. But most remarkable, Evas was the recipient of the funds raised at Torontos biggest single charity dinner. The Buzz Hargrove Canadian Tribute dinner raised $2.5 million specifically for the expansion of Evas Phoenix. Thanks to the truly outstanding commitment of Buzz Hargrove and the Canadian Auto Workers a new era is soon to emerge in youth service and social enterprise at Evas Phoenix. As Evas grows in depth and scope so too do our efforts to raise funds for and awareness of youth homelessness. Evas strives to find new ways to engage people in what we do so that any youth in Toronto who needs shelter or who wants to start a new life has somewhere to go; and that somewhere is a caring nurturing place that treats each young person with respect and dignity. We honour our Donors of Distinction who make our work possible:

Volunteers
Our Volunteer Program continued to grow in 2008. Over 50 volunteers served on committees in 2008. Special Events volunteers assisted with the planning and implementation of our 3 major fundraising events. These volunteers contributed 1300 hours to make Home for Life, Buzz Hargrove Tribute Dinner and Taste Matters events huge successes. In 2008 we saw an increase in volunteer hours at our shelters and administrative office. At our shelters most volunteers are active in facilitating workshops for our youth. At the administrative office volunteers provided backup support on various projects. These volunteers donated 830 hours in 2008. In addition to these hours, we had several placement students who contributed 887 hours. Volunteer groups play a large role in important areas like shelter beautification, holiday celebrations and fundraising activities. Volunteer groups donated over 800 hours in 2008. Many of these groups also gave cash or gift in-kind donations to offset the cost of group volunteers. Most bring the necessary supplies required for their work (paint brushes and food for example). This offsets the cost of keeping our shelters looking clean and channels the financial costs associated with these activities into programming. In total, over 4,500 volunteer hours were logged in 2008. Thank you!

The Carolyn Sifton Foundation The Gerry Schwartz and Heather Reisman Foundation

Concord Pacific Harmony Trust The JW McConnell Family Foundation

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CIRCLE OF SUPPORT
Founder $100,000+ Canadian Tire Foundation for Families Carolyn Sifton Foundation CAW Canada Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited Magna International Inc. The Chrysler Foundation The Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman Foundation Benefactor $75,000-$99,999 Concord Pacific Harmony Trust TELUS The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation Toronto Enterprise Fund Leader $40,000-$74,999 CAW Local 444 CIBC CN Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. Lear Corporation Mackenzie Financial Corporation Raising the Roof RBC Foundation Shoppers Drug Mart TD Bank Financial Group The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation The Counselling Foundation of Canada UPS Xerox Canada Ltd. Champion $20,000-$39,999 CCL Industries Inc. Eglinton St. Georges United Church FAAS Foundation Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Loblaw Companies Limited Molson Schachter Family Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation Scotia Capital Global Trading Sprott Foundation State Street The Catherine Donnelly Foundation The Ontario Trillium Foundation Tides Canada Foundation Workplace Safety and & Insurance Board Xstrata Nickel Companion $10,000.00$19,999.99 Archon Architects Incorporated AV Nackawic Inc. Bassett Publishing BMO Nesbit Burns Bombardier Transport Canada Inc Bruce Power Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd. CAW Local 2002 CAW Local 222 CAW Local 414 CB Richard Ellis Limited Deutsche Bank of Canada EllisDon Intact Foundation Jocelyn Macdonald McMaster University Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association Partner Poulin Actuarial Services Inc. Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP Somerville Construction Teranet Inc. The Daniels Corporation The John & Pat McCutcheon Charitable Foundation The Mariano Elia Foundation The Northpine Foundation The Toskan Casale Foundation United Food and Commercial Workers Canada Partner $5,000-$9,999 Aeroplan Air Canada Pilots Association Aird & Berlis LLP Andy Dickison Arvan Rehab Group Inc. Aubrey Browne Baker & McKenzie LLP Bell Canada Breckles Insurance Brokers Limited Buffett & Company Worksite Wellness Inc. Canadian Labour Congress Cavalluzzo Hayes Shilton McIntyre& Cornish LLP CAW Local 114 Caw Local 1285 CAW Local 1520 CAW Local 199 CAW Local 200 Social Justice Fund CAW Local 252 CAW Local 597 Citizens Bank of Canada Coca-Cola Bottling Company Daily Bread Food Bank Dana Holding Corporation Daryl Hodges Emree Siaroff and Krista Wylie Fleck Family Foundation General Electric Canada Inc. Ghobud Khorasani GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Green & Chercover Ian Sutcliffe International Truck and Engine Corporation Canada J.C. Pennie Jim Buckley John OSullivan Kathryn McCain Ken Silver Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited Legg Mason Canada Inc. Lycklama Family Fund at the Toronto Community Foundations Paediatric Consultants Porter Airlines Inc Purdy Crawford RBC Dominion Securities Seventy Six Davenport Limited Partnership Sherrard Kuzz LLP The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company The Harold E. Ballard Foundation The Harry E. Foster Foundation The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation Toronto Argonauts Toronto Hydro Corporation UrbanSpace Property Group Vandewater Charitable Foundation at the Toronto Community Foundation W.C. Kitchen Family Foundation Woodbridge Foam Corporation Wrigley Canada Friend $1,000-$4,999 A. Hamilton and P. McCarter Accenture Al Duffy Al Finlayson Alain Prolux Amy Hanen Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc. Arvind Mathur Automodular Corporation Barrie Chercover Blake Hampton-Davies Bridgepoint Hospital Canadian Union of Public Employees Casino Windsor Cathie Besso CAW Local 1090 CAW Local 1917 CAW Local 1941 CAW Local 1973 CAW Local 2001 CAW Local 2215 Aerospace CAW Local 3000 CAW Local 4268 CAW Local 524 CAW Local 584 CAW Local 598 CAW Local 88 Charles Higgins Christine Hart Chum Charitable Foundation Coast Paper Colin Phillips Commonwealth Insurance Company Cover-All Computer Services Corp. Craig Robertson David Decker David Ford David M. Odell David Sorbara David Wills Deloitte & Touche LLP Denis Maloney Donna Walker Earle McCurdy Eckler Ltd. Edward Greenspan QC Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario Eli Lilly Canada Inc. Elizabeth Taylor Enaya Rabba Encon Group Inc. Environics Communications Inc. Epico Design Ltd. Eric Verspoor Ernest Howard Fadco Consulting Inc. Fairlawn Avenue United Church Fairview Estate Towerhill Fednav Limited Fern Weinper Four Valleys Excavating & Grading Francis Pope Frank Dottori Genpharm Inc. Pharaceuticals Geoffrey B. Scott Memorial Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation Heidelberg Canada Graphic Supplies Ltd. Home Depot IATSE Local 58 II by IV Designs Immanuel Seventh-Day Adventist Church IPSOS Reid Public Affairs J. J. Barnicke Ltd. J.P. Bickell Foundation Jackman Foundation Jane Haberbusch John Colantonio John McFadyen Judi Charlton K.I.M. Inc. K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation Keith Lock Ken and Marilyn OConnor Ken Zelazny Koskie Minsky LLP Larry Campbell Laverne Horner Leanne & George Lewis Len Crispino Lionel and Winsome De Mercado Lynne Wolfson-Bond Maria Crawford Marnie Silver Marsh Canada Massey College in the University of Toronto Mercer Limited Michael and Liz Bliss Mike Murphy Miller Thomson LLP Niall and Katherine Haggart Nickel-A-Drink for Addictions & Mental Health Research Foundation Nicole Alain Normand Nova Steel Ltd. Packaging Association of Canada Patricia Gloudon Penny Luciano Peter Kennedy Pfizer Canada Inc. Philip King Pilot Insurance Company Pope and Company Limited Pratt & Whitney Canada Rama Mnjikaning First Nations Robert Catani Robert Tetley Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation Romeo Dallaire Inc. Ronald Farmer Ross Dunsmore Rubin Osten Samuel Duboc Sharon Bennett Shawnessy Johnson Sheldon Levy SK Law Management Inc. Skylink Aviation Inc. Stacey Allerton-Firth Staff of the Law Society of Canada Steve Bradie Stone Tile International Inc. Styles Family Foundation The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited The Conn Smythe Foundation The Mendelson Family Foundation The Safety Group The W.P. Scott Charitable Foundation Thomas Westin Tom England Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club Toronto Drop-In Network Toronto Hong Kong Leo Club Toronto Star Transportation Health & Safety Association of Ontario University of Windsor Vicki Rodgers Walter Shanly Wendy Howze Workers Health and Safety Centre York Mills Collegiate Young Nak Korean Presbyterian Church

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS AND NET ASSETS for the year ended December 31 2008 2007 ASSETS Current Assets Cash and short term investments $877,521 $1,006,158 Other 1,572,157 896,578 2,449,678 Property and equipment Total Assets LIABILITIES Current Liabilities Accounts payable and accrued liabilities Designated Deferred property and equipment grants NET ASSETS Invested in capital assets Designated Total Liabilities and Net Assets 2,774,611 5,224,289 1,902,736 2,899,739 4,802,475

EVAS BY THE NUMBERS Evas Place Client Service # of youth admitted: 1,213 # of non-residential youth served: 623 Housing # of youth helped access housing: 37 Family Reconnect/Early Intervention # of youth served: 152 # of family members served: 81 # of youth supported in their return home from shelter system: 28 # of youth averted from shelter system: 10 Savings to shelter system per youth per month: $1,622.10 Evas Satellite Client Service # of youth provided with food, shelter, programs and services: 8,765 # of youth who participated in harm reduction programming: 764 Housing # of youth helped access housing: 36 Evas Phoenix Housing # of youth who lived at Phoenix: 132 % of youth who moved into stable accommodation: 61 Amount saved by youth in Mandatory Savings Program: $39,856 Employment # of youth served: 76

242,760 1,730,212 1,972,972 1,820,913 3,793,885 953,698 476,706 1,430,404 $5,224,289

405,603 974,596 1,380,199 1,896,713 3,276,912 1,003,026 522,537 1,525,563 $4,802,475

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS AND NET ASSETS for the year ended December 31 REVENUE Grants - special projects $3,143,568 $2,918,724 Toronto Community Services per diem fees 2,127,041 2,205,005 Other 899,832 719,619 6,170,441 EXPENSES Special Projects Service Delivery Operating Building and property Fundraising and Other EXCESS OF REVENUE OVER EXPENSES BEFORE AMORTIZATION Amortization of property and equipment EXCESS OF REVENUE OVER EXPENSES (EXPENSES OVER REVENUE) FOR THE YEAR Net assets, beginning of year Net assets, end of year
Approved on behalf of the Board
These statements are condensed for inclusion into the Annual Report. Readers who would like more information or the complete audited financial statements should contact the Head Office of Evas Initiatives.

5,843,348 2,839,724 1,471,996 648,647 453,133 234,080 5,647,580 195,768 129,924 $65,844 $1,459,719 $1,525,563

3,067,768 1,492,396 822,919 374,797 382,592 6,140,472 29,969 125,128 $(95,159) $1,525,563 $1,430,404

% of youth employed or who returned to school: 60% Social Enterprise The Print Shop Sales: $369,000 # of youth enrolled in Foundations of Print: 26 Mentorship # of peer mentors: 22 # of service hours donated: 1,006 # of 1-1 mentors recruited: 17 # of protgs recruited: 24

David St. Amand, President

Colin Phillips, Treasurer

Evas Initiatives Annual Report 2008

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