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.