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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.

Posted on June 29, 2017

Throughout Canada, the voices of Indigenous people are profoundly absent from mainstream media. With millions of dollars spent on celebrating Canada’s 150h birthday, it’s no secret that the government wants to hide Canada’s dark history of cultural genocide of entire Indigenous communities. Maddi Grier, a SFU student and advocate for Indigenous rights, is determined to bring attention to their personal stories and lives...

Posted on June 19, 2017

Surrey Women’s Centre is hitting the ground running by knocking on doors this year! We’ll be letting you know how you can transform the lives of women and girls when you sign up for monthly giving. When a woman is admitted to the hospital after an assault, she has not only experienced emotional and physical trauma, but she now has many critical decisions to make in a short amount of time.

Posted on June 2, 2017

When Maria Catroppa’s life was taken at the hands of her second husband in 2009, her family was devastated by the tragedy. Throughout most of her life, “Nana” has fought many obstacles and challenges as an immigrant and single mother of four children living in Vancouver. Against all odds, she has always displayed love, strength, and resilience to all those that have known her.

Posted on June 1, 2017

As a survivor of a traumatic assault abroad, Kathleen’s experience can resonate with many travellers. While seeking support from Surrey Women’s Centre, other forms of trauma were unearthed that she'd suppressed throughout her life. But her inner resilient spirit gave her the strength she needed to face the hard truths of her past.

Posted on May 31, 2017

Adopted from a young age, Elfie often felt out of place growing up within her family and community. Having suffered through years of abuse from the people closest to her, Elfie found the strength to break free and move towards a path of healing and reconciliation.

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