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Jessie’s – June Callwood Centre for Young Women

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Jessie’s – June Callwood Centre for Young Women

Jessie’s Callwood Centre for Young Women is a supportive housing and program centre for young families (majority single mother-led). All About Kindness is the first social enterprise in Toronto offering training, skills and employment for young mothers. The idea was generated through participants and staff at Jessie’s Centre while evaluating the services and participating in focus groups. Through the program, youth under the age of 18 receive training in leadership, doula supports, baby wearing and entrepreneurship. These young women will be paid for providing these services to youth entering Jessie’s programming for the first time, as well as other teen mothers in the community.