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Posted on November 9, 2017

You're Invited! Join us to usher in the next 25 years! We will share the best of the past year and hear from Surrey City Councillor Vera LeFranc. 

Vera’s first job in Surrey involved running programs at the Surrey Women's Centre 21 years ago. She will talk about what the Centre has meant to her, and the future of Surrey in the next quarter century. 

Check out our new drop-in space, and find out about the all the programs and services that are making a difference everyday in women’s lives.

 

Posted on September 17, 2017

We have two (2) new senior management positions available. For more information, please visit

http://www.surreywomenscentre.ca/about/careers

Posted on August 22, 2017

 

Posted on August 16, 2017

Once again, the #DiaperCampaign is in full swing; ready to diaper the bums of hundreds of babies all across the Surrey!
Thank you Leah Bolton from Joy TV for putting together an entire segment dedicated to our campaign!

Posted on August 10, 2017

Having enough disposable diapers doesn’t just mean that babies will be free of rashes and infections, it also means that single moms can go to work and support their families.

1 in 2 children that live in single-parent families in BC are poor, and women head 83% of single parent families.

Posted on August 4, 2017

Not all mothers can afford diapers for their babies.

Sadly, Surrey has the highest amount of children living in poverty in all of Metro Vancouver - 23,480 to be exact.

16,000 children are living in poverty in North Surrey and Fleetwood, with Guildford and Newton not far behind. These areas of Surrey have some of the highest rates of child poverty in all of Metro Vancouver.

Posted on July 25, 2017

Last year, Chantal, a young, single mom, needed diapers for her daughter Skye, but couldn’t afford them.

She is not alone. Almost a quarter of single Canadian mothers are raising their children in poverty with a high concentration of teenage mothers in Surrey specifically.

“I sacrifice my food for Skye,” explains Chantal. “I’d rather have her eat and have diapers than me eat for a whole day.”

Mothers should not have to choose between food and diapers for their babies, but they do everyday.

Posted on June 29, 2017

“Our spirits couldn’t be broken,” says Elfie, “They are scarred but definitely not broken.”

Nationwide celebratory events have just passed marking the founding of Canada as a state some 150 years ago. For Indigenous peoples like Elfie, who personally identifies as a strong Haida woman, this was a time for reflection and time to celebrate Indigenous contributions to Canada while still remaining critical of the actions of the past.

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