Westwind Evening: A Whisper in the Wind

Veahavta | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada Impact

All tasks must be performed to exact specifications, otherwise there is the inevitable wrath that comes down on your head like a ton of bricks. In the face of failure you don't disturb shit. You just put your head over a basin of water and wash the blood out of your hair.

Meg Inwood: The Pen

Veahavta | Posted 09.08.2013 | Canada Impact

I'd been clean for about a year and a half. I'd forgotten what the date of my last blast was, and I was happy about that. I liked the new me a lot more than the old me: The new me didn't owe back rent, and even had a bit of money for groceries. The one thing the new me couldn't do, though, was write.

Cynthia Scott: Innocent Circumstances

Veahavta | Posted 09.08.2013 | Canada Impact

My life was new but my father was cruel My innocence was taken by sexual abuse Despair and sadness I couldn't break through I would cry in silence, a slow class at school

Writing Themselves to a Better Future: Writing Contests for the Homeless

Avrum Rosensweig | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada
Avrum Rosensweig

About a ten years ago, the Canadian Jewish Humanitarian and Relief Committee, launched a creative writing contest for the homeless. The prize? $2000. Now, a decade later, word has gotten out that the odds of winning are high, and the homeless are coming in droves to pen their stories. Stories that will help them find a better life.

Why Our Family Spent Father's Day With the Homeless

Bernie Farber | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Living
Bernie Farber

This past Father's Day our family chose to spend Sunday as volunteers with the Jewish humanitarian relief organization Evangel Hall in downtown Toronto serving meals to the homeless. It was an experience we will not soon forget.