Tia Peric, CIBC employee

youth homelessness

— Tia Peric, Capital Markets - Global Investment Banking, CIBC, Toronto

“Every year I participate in Covenant House’s Sleep Out, spending the night outside to experience what some youth in the city live like everyday. That night motivates me to make a difference. I believe all youth should feel safe and supported. 

Covenant House — it’s more than a homeless shelter — there’s a school, career programs and incredible staff that are dedicated to ending the cycle of poverty. The Covenant House staff work tirelessly to create a place where all youth are welcome and helped to reintegrate into the community with the skills they need to be successful and independent. I feel inspired to take action and try to make an impact within this special community. 

I sleep outside because everyone deserves a warm place to call home. By organizing events, recruiting volunteers and spearheading Team CIBC’s involvement in the yearly sleep outs, I try to make a difference.”

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Children standing and talking outside the Covenant House building.
  • CIBC and CIBC Children's Foundation have supported Covenant House since 1991.
  • Since 2004, CIBC have supported Covenant House Rights of Passage program
    • Rights of Passage (ROP) offers homeless youth, the opportunity to develop life skills and benefit from a communal environment to prepare them for independent living. 
    • At any given time ROP houses 28 youth, each given a room of their own for about one year
    • Rights of Passage gives kids a safe place to grow and build a stable foundation

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