Aboriginal Shelters of Ontario
The Aboriginal Shelters of Ontario is a collective of 62 shelters across the province that seek to identify, understand, and end family violence issues impacting Indigenous communities. The ASOO facilitates quality training to member shelters and other organizations who are working towards ending violence in these communities.
Indian Residential School Survivors Society
IRSSS provides essential services to Residential School Survivors, their families, and those dealing with Intergenerational traumas. These impacts affect every family and every community across B.C. and Canada. This fact is most evident in the Corrections Canada Services – the numbers of First Nations people incarcerated; Child and Family Services child apprehensions; the high number of people on social assistance, unemployment and underemployed; lower levels of education, the lowest number within an ethnic minority of “determinants of health”. The list of impacts is extremely high while the services available to effectively assist impacts of Residential Schools remain quite low.
Black Women in Motion
Black Women in Motion is a Toronto-based, youth-led organization that empowers and supports the advancement of black womxn, gender-non-conforming and non-binary survivors of gender-based violence. They work within an anti-racist, intersectional feminist, trauma-informed and survivor-centred framework to create culturally-relevant resources, healing spaces, educational and economic opportunities for survivors.
Food Banks Canada
Food Banks Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity. They support a network of Provincial Associations, affiliate food banks, and food agencies that work at the community level to relieve hunger. Their work is focused on maximizing collective impact, strengthening local capacity, and reducing the need for food banks.
Mamas for Mamas
Mamas for Mamas is a national charitable organization that supports mothers and caregivers in crisis by providing ongoing support to individuals and families facing various poverty-related struggles. Their mission is to change the landscape of poverty through innovative approaches to financial barriers faced by struggling families. While their name is Mamas for Mamas, they welcome caregivers of any gender identity or expression, including men, trans*, non-binary, and two-spirit clients.