Getting to the heart of poverty.
Women Moving Forward (WMF) works from the understanding that in order to put an end to child poverty, you have to get to the heart of the problem. Among sole-support parent families in Ontario, 83.2% are headed by women. Of these families as many as 66.2% are living below the poverty line in some communities. In response, WMF was developed. Working to support women in all areas of their lives, rather than focusing only on quick employment, WMF helps women build a foundation to find and maintain a fulfilling career. To date, this award-winning poverty reduction program for young families has worked with over 175 young mothers, ending the cycle of poverty for over 300 children. With a focus on education and sustainable employment, WMF supports women as they make positive changes in their lives, their families' lives and their communities.
I was drowning in an endless cycle, feeling like I'd never tread water again until the day I came across Women Moving Forward. I had a lot of positive support, endless opportunities and I can finaly begin to get my life back on track. WMF has unlocked so many doors for me. I will provide my family with a healthy and happy life rather than an existence. (Neikeishea, WMF Graduate)