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Date registered: October 14, 2015

Latest posts

  1. New Hope for Trafficked Women — June 16, 2016
  2. How Poverty Affects the Brain — November 5, 2015
  3. Study Shows Effects on Children of a Small Income Increase — October 24, 2015
  4. Poverty Increases for Children and Seniors — October 15, 2015
  5. Helping Women Succeed — October 14, 2015

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Jun 16

New Hope for Trafficked Women

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With the generous support of the Green Shield Canada Foundation, we have been able to help more than 50 young women, ages 15-18, get off the streets and begin to recover from the trauma of being sexually exploited and trafficked. The many concerns of these young women include access to necessary health care and the …

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Nov 05

How Poverty Affects the Brain

In a recent Scientific American article, researchers found that growing up in poverty can hinder childhood achievement and affect life trajectory. While this may not be surprising, since it is less likely that children from poor families can afford higher education or job training leading to more successful careers, there are neurological changes that occur …

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Oct 24

Study Shows Effects on Children of a Small Income Increase

A recent US study has revealed surprising consequences of a small increase to family income — children experience life-changing improvements. The remarkable findings noted that there was a fairly large positive impact on the development of the children in families that received extra income. Their analysis showed that children whose parents had received the income …

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Oct 15

Poverty Increases for Children and Seniors

A recent CTV news report notes that Toronto has the highest percentage of youth living in poverty of Canada’s 14 largest urban areas, according to a newly released report. The report was released by the Toronto Children’s Aid Society Tuesday, and was compiled using tax filer data from Statistics Canada for 2013.   “Children of …

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Oct 14

Helping Women Succeed

Our aim is to enable low-income immigrant women and their families of all cultural backgrounds in our community to have equal access to education and training, affording both increased self-sufficiency as well as healthier lifestyles. The Canadian Centre for Women’s Education and Development (CCWED) was established in April 1987 following the development of a Sexual …

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Oct 11

Programs for Girls

We have programs that provide support and outreach to young girls in community on financial literacy, health promotion and education, including the provision of information on girls violence and gender equity.  Such information is designed to address violence in the lives of the girls in the community who are new comers, as well as providing …

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Oct 08

Programs for Seniors

Our seniors programs offer the opportunity for seniors to participate in a variety of recreational activities and pursue common interests. The group meets at the Centre two days a week from 2:00pm until 4:00pm. Depending on the group size, guest speakers are invited to provide information on a variety of topics and issues pertaining to …

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Oct 01

Youth / Family Services

A wide range of specially-designed and individualized services are provided through our organization to youth as well as to families in need of support, outreach, advocacy and counseling services. Youth from 13 to 26 years of age who are having adjustment and/or school problems or other social challenges are eligible for these services. Program Provide …

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Sep 30

Seniors Outnumber Kids

A recent article in the Financial Post notes that there are more seniors in Canada than there are children. The figures show a fundamental shift in Canada’s composition and signal that the time to confront looming challenges is at hand, said Amanda Grenier, director of McMaster University’s Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging. “We haven’t …

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