Our impact

Visualizing our impact

This infographic tells the stories of 3 women, how the Centre supported them, and how your donation dollars make that possible.  SWC Infographic – Our impact

Our performance

Our performance

The Centre served approximately 4430 women in 2017-18

  • 2449 contacts by email, phone and walk-in
  • 75 workshops with 931 participations (2462 hours of service)
  • 358 women used counselling, mentoring and tutoring service (500 hours of service)
  • 42 workshops attended by 692 marginalized or at-risk young women aged 13-19 years (779 hours of service)

Our impact

In 2017-18, women reported many outcomes as a result of using our Education and Support programs including:

Education:

  • 32% addressed emotional health concerns
  • 26% developed life skills to move forward
  • 17% increased economic security
  • 12% took steps to prevent violence in their lives
  • 13% obtained useful information

Support:

  • 30% addressed emotional and physical health concerns
  • 21% learned to navigate systems and connect with community resources
  • 20% developed life skills to move forward
  • 15% took steps to prevent violence in their lives
  • 14% increased economic security

 

Our service users Asian woman reading

About the diverse women using the Centre:

  • 65% of participants are between ages 30 & 60
  • 55% of participants have at least one child
  • 43% of women are using TTC to attend programs at the Centre
  • 58% of participants have a household income of less than $25,000
  • 81% have a household income of less than $60,000
  • 55% of women are not currently employed
  • 45% of those women are currently receiving social assistance/EI/ODSP
  • 8% identified themselves as Indigenous
  • 10% identified themselves as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or queer
  • 28% identified themselves as having a disability
  • 72% had some post-secondary education

 

 Information requested by women in our Information and Referral Program:

  • 28% Employment and education
  • 18% Emotional and physical health
  • 23% Practical Supports, legal housing
  • 8% Women’s safety
  • 4% Services for specific groups
  • 4% Volunteer opportunities
  • 15% Other issues (e.g. settlement, support for men, in-kind donations)
    At our AGM on September 19th, 2018 – the ED will present on our 2017-18 year and the Annual report for 2017-18 will be distributed.  In the mean time:

This AGM Presentation 2017-18 was shared by the Executive Director with members and guests on September 19th, 2018.  Thanks for Farah Mustafa for help in putting it together!

For further information, please  review our 2017-18 Annual Report

 

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