Fourth Annual CaGBC Legacy Event
Monday, June 6, Eva's Phoenix

The CaGBC has chosen the new Eva’s Phoenix location as the Legacy Event beneficiary for 2016. Eva’s Phoenix provides transitional housing for 50 homeless youth (age 16 -24) at a time for up to a full year, and employment and pre-apprenticeship programs for 150 homeless youth each year. Eva’s Phoenix is the only transitional shelter for youth of its kind in Canada. In the spring of 2016, Eva’s Phoenix is relocating from 11 Ordnance Street to 60 Brant Street in downtown Toronto. Although this is an exciting move for Eva’s Phoenix, they are losing access to an outdoor green space at the new facility. The CaGBC has teamed up with Greening Homes (a healthy renovations firm who take a holistic approach to minimize the environmental impact of renovations) to ‘bring the outdoors in’ at the new Eva’s Phoenix location.

This project, sponsored by Interface, is unique in that Eva’s youth have been included in the entire process: from the initial design charrette where they determined what important features they wanted to see inside their new home, to the final vote on the winning design. Join the CaGBC, Greening Homes and the youth at Eva’s Phoenix on June 6th as we bring the outdoors in and leave our legacy behind at this beautiful new facility!

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please go to our registration page now. Please note that only Conference delegates have the opportunity to participate. If you are interested in supporting this event, please email

The CaGBC and sponsors began the Legacy Event in 2013 to provide conference delegates with the opportunity to donate their time and skills and leave a lasting change on the host city.

Building Lasting Change 2016
In 2013, delegates worked with volunteers, site residents, and city professionals to rejuvenate the Vancouver Native Housing Society’s seniors’ residence.





In 2014, legacy volunteers worked with Toronto’s Alexandra Park Community Centre to revitalize the centre with flower boxes, park benches, fresh paint and new carpeting.




In 2015, CaGBC partnered with Vancouver’s Gordon Neighbourhood House and 15 legacy volunteers to build raised planter boxes filled with herbs and vegetables that fill the community food bank.




Legacy Event Sponsors