PREVENT VIOLENCE, EXCLUSION AND SOCIAL AND GENDER INEQUALITY
OUR COMMUNITY SERVICES OFFER A WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO HELP WOMEN AND FAMILIES IN THE COMMUNITY BUILD RELATIONSHIPS, COMBAT ISOLATION, CARE FOR THEMSELVES, OBTAIN SUPPORT, GUIDANCE, RESPITE, AND INFORMATION ON VARIOUS ISSUES, IN ADDITION TO RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT THEIR RIGHTS AND PROMOTING SOCIAL INTEGRATION.
WHO ARE THEY?
Ranging from a few weeks old to 83 years of age, 63% of the children, girls, and women who benefited from our community services were of immigrant background. Two thirds were from the borough of Ville-Marie and neighbouring areas.
Almost 50% of women who made use of the services provided by the Legal Information Clinic made less than $15,000 per year.
FIGHTING ISOLATION AND PARTICIPATING IN SOCIETY
95% OF THE WOMEN who get help through our family caregiver support services say that the program makes them feel less isolated in their role.
3,100 PEOPLE benefited from the different services and activities provided to the community.
THE LEGAL INFORMATION CLINIC
1,300 PEOPLE benefited from one-on-one consultations, workshops and the services provided by a volunteer team of 12 lawyers, 1 notary, 1 immigration consultant and 10 law students, which include providing references, drafting legal documents and giving legal support.
426 CHILDREN AND PARENTS from the community benefited directly from our family activities.
FAMILY CAREGIVERS SUPPORT PROGRAM
730 PEOPLE benefited from these services (lectures, support, respite, art therapy, therapeutic yoga, information).
THE VOLUNTEER CENTRE
440 WOMEN volunteered their expertise, contributing almost 12,000 hours of their time in 30 different volunteer positions.
CULTIVATING PERSONAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
260 WOMEN participated in physical, creative and instructional activities.
Hi, my name is Zohreh. When my son was under two, every week I was atten- ding the 0-2 years program for parents and children. It was perfect for my son… and also for me. My son was playing with other kids and I could spend time watching him and speaking with other mothers. It is the best activity for immigrant families who do not have relatives or friends in Canada to spend time with them.
Thanks for this program!