My Name Is Eva

Overview

Until her death on December 30, 1993, Eva Smith was a tireless campaigner on behalf of not only the youth within Toronto’s Caribbean population, but mainstream society as well. Her selfless commitment to others has been recognized by the youth group Ujamaa through the annual Eva Smith Bursary and in North York by Eva’s Place, a 30-bed wheelchair-accessible residence for homeless young people ages sixteen to twenty-one.

"Eva Smith! An unforgettable name in the Metro Toronto community. A passionate activist, defender and facilitator for black women, immigrants and youth. Eva Smith cared deeply."

- Jean Augustine, M.P., Eva’s friend

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