We love attending fundraisers. On Wednesday April 5, 2017 we were asked to cover the Cover Me Urban event supporting Youth Without Shelter Toronto.
About Youth Without Shelter
Youth Without Shelter (YWS) is an emergency residence and referral agency serving homeless youth. They are dedicated to providing shelter and support programs for homeless youth ages 16-24. They provide an independent shelter, committed to diverse client focused services, in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. Their programs enable youth to live responsibly and independently in society. In 1986 a group of teachers and guidance counsellors created Youth without Shelter as they were frustrated with the lack of safe, emergency housing and support programs for their students. Since that time Youth Without Shelter has helped more than 15,000 homeless youth to build their confidence and life-skills and to find long-term stable housing and jobs. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, they are dedicated to providing shelter and support programs in a safe environment, with the goal of getting youth off the streets permanently. Youth who come to YWS arrive with the label of “homeless” with all the negative connotations that comes along with it, consequently self-esteem and confidence is low. The Strength-based (Resilience) Model of Care focuses on young peoples’ strengths: building a safe community within our walls where talking, listening and sharing are productive; and giving youth the opportunities to develop the integral skills and confidence to navigate the world and overcome their challenges. Click here to hear about Youth Without Shelter’s approach to building resiliency in each youth.
About Cover Me Urban Event
From the moment we walked in the Maison Mercer, we knew it was going to be a fun night! Great music, great food and drink, entertainment.
COVER ME URBAN FOOD
Aura by Cashew & Clive
Big House Pizza
CHASKA Indian Street Food Obsession
Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport Award Winning Culinary Team
Fonda Lola Mexican Bistro
The Cheese Boutique
Sweet treats from Cocomira and More Than Pies
Thistletown CI Culinary Program with Chef Keith Hoare, 2015 Chopped Canada winner and student competitors 2015 Chopped Canada
Yorkshire Pudding Inc.
COVER ME URBAN DRINK
AROMA Espresso Bar
Mill Street Brewery
Oyster Bay Wines
COVER ME URBAN FASHION, ART, MUSIC FROM THE STREETS
Cover Me Urban fashion show, featuring spring urban wear from Saks Fifth Avenue (CF Sherway Gardens).
Here are some pictures from the event!