The purpose of Empowering Moms is to enable young mothers to become educated, confident, and successful members of our community by giving them the tools to build a strong family.
To find out if you are eligible you can download the brochure by clicking on this link (Brochure), and fill out and mail the provided information panel. You can also call the office at 250-376-4646 to make an appointment.
To read the brochure you will need Adobe PDF Reader, available free of charge. Click this link (Reader).
For more information about the Centre you can visit www.MyPregnancyChoices.ca.
For young fathers see our "Step Up Dads" program.
Empowering Moms mentoring program is guided by the ethics of Honesty, Compassion and Accountability.
For Young Moms
Empowering Moms is an exciting and educational program dedicated to strengthening the lives of young women, 13 - 25 years of age, who have recently become mothers. The mentorship program offers support through engaging workshops, group sessions and one-on-one mentorship with a suitable volunteer mentor.
About the Program:
Empowering Moms provides young moms with one-on-one mentors that have been screened, and trained. Each mentor receives extensive training and on-going support throughout the program to ensure the success of the mentoring match for the entire academic year cycle.
Empowering Moms offers engaging workshops with practical life-skills while educating the young women on topics such as:
Education & Goal setting
Self-Esteem & Confidence building
Physical & Sexual Health
Decision Making & Critical Thinking skills
Budgeting & Time Management
Child health issues & Parenting skills
The goal of the program is to inspire young women through mentorship, build their self-esteem, grow confident as a person, and as a new mother. We believe that by giving them the tools, a network of support and resources they will be able to offer their children a great start in life.