Programs & Services

Our organization is currently carrying out two streams of program activities to achieve these objectives:

  • To directly and immediately alleviate community poverty, programs are provided which enable increased labour force participation by women from the community’s low-income families. During the past year, the key program offering in this stream has been the Danforth Women’s Job Network ((DWjobnet), an innovative employability and job connection project.
  • To bring about increased participation by community women and girls in Canadian economic, social and civic life, programs of education, counseling and support are provided which enable increased gender equality, increased civic engagement of women and girls and reduced vulnerability to gender-based abuse. The key program offering during the past year in this stream was Reaching to Empower Youth, a leadership training and community education project on gender equality and violence against women and girls.
Program Activity Timeline for 2013-14
Program/Project Achievement Funders Dates
Project Stepping Stone professionalized SAWRO; developed capacity to provide employment support programs; launched employment work Ontario Trillium Foundation;United Church 736 Outreach 3 year project endingJuly 2013
Reaching to Empower Youth provided leadership training in gender equality to community girls; provided community education on gender equality and gender violence Canadian Women’s Foundation August 2013 to May 2014
Danforth Women’s Job Network provided employability and job connection support to 500 women and 100 men from community; job starts for 346 women and 95 men Ontario Ministry of Citizenship &Immigration; United Church 736Ontario Trillium Foundation January 2013; ongoing to March 2015