To our valued supporters:

Like many of you, we’ve had to make adjustments to our Christmas holiday plans and although Christmas may not look like we envisioned it, our staff will do their best to bring holiday cheer to our young people especially those isolating.

Our fight to keep youth healthy and safe has not wavered over these past two years. We continue to be vigilant as this health crisis continues to take hold this Christmas at alarming rates. We are committed to the safety and health of our staff and all the young people who reside with us.  Most recently we’ve seen 6 covid-19 cases in two of our residential programs. To prevent further infection in the shelter and in the community, all youth in our shelter program are isolating in their individual rooms for 10 days, we have also suspended all youth intake to the shelter programs, closed our drop-in centre, all common spaces and we have partially closed our health care centre.

Like many of you, we’ve had to make adjustments to our Christmas holiday plans and although Christmas may not look like we envisioned it, our staff will do their best to bring holiday cheer to our young people especially those isolating. Each resident will receive a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and a personal gift delivered by one of Santa’s elves.

To learn more about our on-the-ground response to Covid, click here.

As always, our first priority is to serve the young people who are counting on us.  It will be a particularly challenging holiday for many of our staff and youth.  We are grateful for the support we receive from our donors and supporters as we could not do this work without them.

A big thank you to all of our frontline staff who are working round the clock to make sure that the young people at Covenant House are safe and can experience a little joy this Christmas.   ​

Mark Aston
Executive Director
Covenant House Toronto