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SMIP was founded by a single mother of four in 2009. After becoming a survivor of many horrendous obstacles, at age 27, Sherril Downer decided it was time to make a change. She began assisting mothers in her community in any way she could. After serving the community for two years, SMIP became a registered non-profit organization in June 2011. Sherril operated the organization for two years from her living room while using whatever community centers as she could afford. Beginning with only two families.

In March 2013 SMIP became a registered charitable organization providing programs and services that assist the mothers with their basic needs, education, and employment to 108 families and 198 children within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

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According to the National Council of Welfare, 30% of the welfare caseload comes from single mothers. In 2003, 59% of Ontario Works recipients were women, and women constituted 94% of single parents on Ontario Works benefits.

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Although a majority of our programs are aimed towards the progress of single mothers, we do offer support to the children of our registered mothers. One of the biggest challenges for children is education.

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With the coming of colder temperatures and the first snow fall of the year, the need for warm winter clothing is a must.

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Fetured Services

Adopt A Family

Adopt a Family Adopt a Family is a program that assists our registered families. We currently hav...

Become a Monthly Donor

Single Mothers in Progress depends on support from the community, especially in the form of donat...

Donate a car/van/truck

As a charity organization, there are some items we are need but we do not have access to. With a com...

Inspire, Motivate, and Educate

The Inspire, Motivate and Educate program is a series of seminars provided for single mothers in ord...

Feed The Children

Feed the Children 31% of children in poverty live with a single mother. That’s 196,000 kids in ...

Summer Camp

Summer Camp Date: May 25th, 2015 – July 10th, 2015 The Summer Camp program will provide our r...