Scadding Court Community Centre (SCCC) has received $127,203 in funding from the Government of Canada.
SCCC is a multi-service agency located in the heart of downtown west Toronto. It offers a wide range of programs, services, and opportunities for people of all ages and from all walks of life. The agency believes in supporting individuals and families, strengthening communities and building a better Toronto.
In June of 2012, the office of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for the Status of Women announced that a pool of money was being put aside to support projects that 'Set the Stage for Girls and Young Women to Succeed.' Scadding Court submitted a proposal and earlier this month received news that their application was a success, to the tune of $127,203.
SCCC's newest initiative falls neatly in line with their vision; the Economic Empowerment for Young Women project (unofficial name) will support 12 young women from the Alexandra Park community as they investigate, and ultimately effect, the changes occurring in their neighbourhood. That is, the project will challenge the young women from the community to research economic changes in their neighbourhood, and work together to implement a new community program based on their findings.
The first year of the project focuses on planning and researching, and the second year on implementation. Throughout the process the young women will be encouraged to create connections with other women in Toronto who might be supportive of their initiative.
For more information please contact Nikki Toten, Manager of Development and Community Engagement.