Our Bridging the Gap Program is essential to ensuring women and their children in York Region have food, school supplies, access to transit, warm winter clothing and above all else, maintain their dignity.Your gift can make a tangible difference to the women and children we support.
Serving women and their families in York Region for 37 years, we believe that every woman deserves to feel empowered and live to her full potential. For women who have identified the need and desire for positive change in their lives, Women’s Centre of York Region offers unique programming and services that address a range of circumstances. Unlike any other organization in York Region, our programs and services are offered at little or no cost.
In a safe and inclusive environment, we welcome each woman and meet her right where she is. Our goal is to fully support each woman on her personal journey of discovery in order that she thrives fully. Our inclusive and collaborative approach creates a place of hope where women are supported to thrive.
Guided by the principles of Inclusion, Collaboration, Connecting, Learning, Innovation and Possibility – the holistic and multi-dimensional approach of the WCYR expands each woman’s capacity to participate in and contribute to her community and the economy.
We’re best known for helping women break through barriers to success and reach their true potential. A healthy woman means a healthy family and community.
Bridging the Gap provides tangible supports to women and their families. We provide:
- Grocery gift cards, distributed to clients to purchase food for themselves and their families
- Personal care bundles are distributed to clients ensuring they and their children have essential personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, feminine care products), freeing up limited finances to purchase other necessities
- Winter Warmth items for clients and their children ensuring they are prepared for the winter
Funded by Newmarket, ON (November 2014)