National Advocacy. Community Action.
One in seven Canadian women live in poverty. The risk of poverty is greatest if you are an aboriginal woman, recent newcomer woman, racialized woman, or single mother. We know that women’s lower earning power means that they are at greater risk of falling into poverty if they have children, become separated, divorced, or widowed. When women are poor, their children suffer.
There are hundreds of women and children in Halifax who remain severely disadvantaged and without the necessity of a safe home. Despite over 100 years of progress toward women’s equality, recent decades have seen a tragic and needless rise in women’s homelessness across Canada. Single parent families, mostly led by women, make up the majority of homeless families.
Family Home Daycare
The Family Home Daycare program is licensed by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development that approves, monitors and supports family home daycare all over the HRM.
Early Learning and Childcare
Ensuring access to childcare is critical to ensuring the economic security and equality of women. Studies show that universal access to early learning would decrease poverty rates for women and their families. We know that every dollar invested in universal, high quality early childhood education produce a two dollar social and economic return to our society.
We LEAD Wednesday
Check out our first LEAD (Leadership, Equity, Activity & Diversity) newsletter! Each week, LEAD (formerly known as WANSA), will share empowering stories that promote women and girls in physical activity, sport and recreation.