Category Archive: Women

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 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 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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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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