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 approximately 4348 women in 2018-19. 95% of them were from Scarborough/Toronto East

Information Referral:

  • 2265 women contacted the Centre for information & referral,
  • 80% contacted the Centre through phone
  • 15% walked in
  • 12% via email
  • Women contacted the Centre about multiple issues, such as:
    • Education & Employment – 32%
    • Practical Support – Legal Help, Housing Etc. -26%
    • Emotional & Physical Health – 9%
    • Women’s safety – 10.5%
    • Services for Specific Groups – 5.5%
    • Volunteer Opportunities -3%
    • Other Issues – Donations, Men’s Services – 14%

Education:

We offered 74 courses and workshops attended by 619 participants for 2827 hours of service

As a percentage of the outcomes of the 619 participants who attended our courses and workshops:

  • Improved their emotional health – 30%
  • Developed their life skills – 28%
  • Navigated systems – 23%
  • Increased their economic security – 12%
  • Prevented violence in their lives 7 %

Support:

Over the 2018/19 year, 357 individuals accessed support programs.  As a percentage of the outcomes they reported:

  • Improved their emotional health – 37%
  • Developed their life skills – 20%
  • Increased their economic Security – 16%
  • Prevented violence in their lives – 7%

Special Programs:

  • Investing in Women’s Futures:
    • Total number of individual women served by the IWF program : 440
    • Total VAW counselling and peer support: 225
      • 1:1 VAW counselling or peer support : 175
      • Group VAW activities : 65
      • Safety Planning : 150
  • Total support to navigate systems : 200
    • Includes services/support/advocacy and accompaniment to assist women with matters pertaining to family/criminal law, child welfare, Ontario works, Healthcare, house and other issues.
  • Total Life skills and self-esteem programs : 375
    • 1:1 counselling : 285
    • Groups workshops, peer support groups or information sessions : 250
  • Total Pre- Employment/employment supports : 271
    • 1:1 counselling or peer support: 220
    • Group workshops, peer support groups or information sessions : 194
  • Following completion of employment supports (above) women:
    • Pursued further training : 66
    • Pursued Further education : 23
    • Became self- employed : 12
    • Became Employed : 36
  • Building Strong Futures Young Women’s Outreach Program:
    • In 2018/19 this program provided 779 hours of direct service to 595 young people.
  • Expanding the Reach: To Improve the Economic Security of Women with Disabilities:
    • Over 2018/19 year, there were 17 events with 112 participants
    • 6 Meetings related to the gender equality network
    • 5 Focus groups.
    • 3 women leader meetings
    • 1 AODA and disability awareness training
    • 1 Presentation to employment counsellors
    • 1 Project reflection meeting with project partners (Women and Gender Equality Canada, Women’s Xchange)

 

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

 

At our AGM on September 25th, 2019 – the ED will present on our 2018-19 and the Annual report for 2018-19 was distributed.

This  AGM Presentation 2018-19 was shared by the Executive Director with members and guests.  Thanks for Farhin and Kalum for help in putting it together!

For further information, please  review our 2018-19 Annual Report

 

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