Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: LUSO Community Services / London Urban Services Organization Centre
Location: London, Ontario
Date: 2010-03-15
Value: $40,975.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This 18-month project will empower women living in low-income areas of London to take on a strong leadership role within their communities and families and in their daughters’ lives. One hundred-twenty women (mothers and their daughters) will participate in workshops that address violence and abuse, financial literacy and decision making skills. These inter-generational sessions will allow marginalized women, including immigrant women, single mothers and recipients of social assistance, to gain the skills to manage household finances, communicate with their children, resolve conflicts and engage in healthy relationships. Daughters will see their mothers modeling financial literacy and healthy relationships. They will come to view their mothers as role models and community leaders. This will encourage women to break the inter-generational cycle of poverty and violence by accessing community services, creating networks of support and enhancing personal capacity.