The mothers we support come from all walks of life — refugee, newcomer, Aboriginal and other at-risk mothers are regularly involved in our programs.
Due to language, cultural, economic and/or education barriers, many mothers are socially isolated with little confidence to participate in their communities and their children’s education.
Our programs are designed to meet the unique needs of these mothers.
We work with isolated mothers where they live – at home – connecting them with other mothers in their communities who share an intimate awareness of the issues and challenges they face.
Since our inception, the Mothers Matter Centre has transformed over 40,000 lives. We helped more than 14,000 mothers gain new skills and abilities essential to strengthening mother-child relationships. This means their children and families were better prepared to get the most from their early school experiences.
Our newcomer innovations are designed to help refugee families as they integrate themselves into a new society and their children into Canadian schools. We undertake research to understand the challenges that refugee families face on arrival and implement best practices to support refugee families’ settlement. LEARN MORE
Mothers in our programs are survivors, leaders, sisters, friends, and daughters. Their journeys of overcoming education, language and/or cultural barriers are each unique, but share common themes of courage and resilience. By sharing their stories, we are able to show their inspiration, hope, and the true meaning of service. READ MORE