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

The Centre served 3921 women in 2015-16

  • 2,254 contacts by email, phone and walk-in
  • 70 workshops attended by 579 women (2577 hours of service)
  • 303 women used counselling, mentoring and tutoring service (630 hours of service)
  • 47 workshops attended by 650 marginalized or at-risk young women aged 13-19 years (975 hours of service)
  • 15 workshops attended by 135 women with disabilities (306 hours of service)

Our impact

In 2015-16, 938 women reported many outcomes as a result of using our Education and Support services, including:

  • 51% addressed emotional health concerns
  • 26% developed life skills to move forward
  • 13% increased economic security
  • 10% took steps to prevent violence in their lives

For further information, please  review our SWC Annual report 2015-16

Asian woman readingOur clients

About the diverse women using the Centre:

  • 76% of participants are between ages 30 & 60
  • 23% speak or read at least one other language besides English
  • 65% of participants have at least one child
  • 42% of women are using TTC to attend programs at the Centre
  • 63% of participants have a household income of less that $25,000
  • 53% of women are not currently employed
  • 31% of those women are currently receiving social assistance/EI/ODSP

Information requested by women in our Information and Referral Program:

  • 46% Employment and education
  • 17% Emotional and physical health
  • 10% Practical Supports, legal housing
  • 12% Women’s safety
  • 7% Services for specific groups
  • 3% Volunteer opportunities
  • 6% Other issues (e.g. children, settlement, seniors, support for men)

 

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