Women's centres

Dream Soup and Life Stew (2006)

A collection of learning materials for women on the street

"Dream Soup and Life Stew" is a literacy resource book created by women involved with the WISH Learning Centre for street women. In this book, the authors share some of the hands-on literacy materials that emerged when they developed a literacy project at a drop-in centre for female sex-trade workers in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

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The Women Inventors Project (1988)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1988 - Vol. 6, No. 4

This article discusses The Women Inventors Project, a non-profit educational program founded in 1986 and based in Waterloo, Ontario. Women obviously have the drive, creativity and ability to invent successfully but there are still relatively few women anywhere who receive patents on their inventions. According to the Canadian patent office, only one percent of Canadians receiving patents are women; that is, less than ten per year.

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Jessie's Centre for Teenagers: An Innovative Service for Young Mothers (1984)

Women's Education des femmes, March 1984 - Vol. 2, No. 3

This article is about Jessie's Centre for Teenagers, Toronto, a community resource centre designed to meet the needs of teenaged mothers and teenagers who become pregnant. At the time the article was written, it was the first wholistic approach service for teenagers in the country.

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