Spring into Giving – The Mamas Edition

Etalk and Play Management give back to the community with major mama love from friends Sarah Levy and Darcy Michael

At Mamas for Mamas, we firmly believe that it takes a village to raise a child, and we are grateful to be working with E-Talk and Play Management to create a larger village of support. Sarah Levy and Darcy Michael along with our community members understand that now, more than ever, having a supportive community is crucial for mothers and caregivers facing poverty-related struggles. We continue to work to support these families and we are so grateful to our partners who join in this work. With more than 30,000 mamas accessing our services in 2022, we know it’s community not charity that solves the core issues around poverty.

It’s important to note that our organization welcomes caregivers of all gender identities and expressions, including men, trans*, non-binary, and two-spirit clients. We envision a future where every mother and child receives the support they need and are never left behind.

We would be honoured if you would consider joining our community and partnering with us to help families in need. We accept donations through our CanadaHelps link, and you can also donate items to our Karma Markets through our Amazon Wishlist. Any contribution, no matter how small, can make a significant impact on the lives of struggling families. We thank you for your generosity and commitment to making a positive difference in our community.

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Other Side of Homelesness

To understand how a mom with a newborn and a toddler can end up living in their car in Canada, we must first re-examine our perception of poverty and the metrics that define it. Our current system does not accurately reflect the cost of living per capita when determining poverty cut-off lines, leaving thousands of caregivers at a disadvantage. Their income might appear adequate when compared to a national average, but in reality, it falls short of meeting their needs.

Addressing homelessness among caregivers and their children involves tackling both relative and absolute homelessness. Relative homelessness refers to those living in inadequate housing conditions, while absolute homelessness involves individuals lacking any form of shelter. Homelessness is more than just a lack of shelter—it's an obstacle to health, stability, and opportunity. Our campaign is committed to creating sustainable solutions that provide not only housing but also the necessary support systems to help families thrive.

By emphasizing advocacy, community engagement, and strategic partnerships, we aim to build a future where every caregiver and child has a safe and stable place to call home.
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