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Date: Friday, May 25, 2018
Covenant House Toronto is capturing the power of women to help our homeless youth in its second annual Sleep Out: Women Unite event.
We are looking for 100 philanthropic women to come together to spend Friday, May 25, 2018 sleeping outside to raise awareness of youth homelessness and much-needed funds. Last year's event was a resounding success, raising over $325,000. The event gives participants a small glimpse into the hardships homeless youth face on the street.
Covenant House Toronto's Sleep Out: Women Unite builds on the agency's hugely successful Sleep Out events, which together have raised more than $6 million over the past six years.
Covenant House Toronto is Canada's largest agency serving at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth – as many as 250 youth daily. The agency provides 24/7 crisis shelter, transitional housing and comprehensive services, including education, counselling, health care, employment assistance, job training and aftercare.
Led by the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing (MCII), the mentorship program matches seasoned North American venture capital / private equity managers as mentors with high potential private equity fund managers in emerging markets. Fund managers in these markets have a critical role to play in attracting capital to small and medium enterprises that have a positive social impact. As a result of mentorship, mentee fund managers can enhance their management skills and become more successful in attracting private investment. And mentors have an opportunity to bring their experience and expertise to a make a difference and to contribute to positive environmental and social impact.