Eva Webster

Eva Webster

2019 Dedication Award - Greater Toronto


Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

Nominator Comments:

Native Child and Family Services is the largest Indigenous multi-service organization in the Greater Toronto Area, serving over 6,000 community members annually. It provides some of our most vulnerable people with access to the healing and well-being services they require.

For the last 11 years, receptionist Eva Webster is the one, and likely only person who has greeted and assisted almost every single one of them. In some cases, clients are experiencing homelessness or facing mental health and addictions issues. Sometimes they arrive in crisis, which makes Eva in the lobby a frontline worker, integral to improving the lives of Toronto’s Indigenous community.

This is a role she manages with grace, honesty, humour and strength. Eva knows how important that feeling of comfort and belonging can be – especially for community members who are struggling and often disconnected from their home communities and extended families. Eva provides care that goes above and beyond the regular duties of her job.

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