The Single Mothers' Alliance for Gender & Economic Justice is a anti-poverty community-based non-profit created and organized by lone-mothers for lone-mothers in BC. Incorporated as a non-profit in 2014, we are a pan-provincial alliance of cis-gendered, trans and two-spirit lone-mother members raising their children in communities large and small throughout the province. Our theory of change is grounded in a de-colonizing and community-centred organizing model that pursues systemic change to end lone-mother poverty, inequality and discrimination.
We connect across our intersectional identities and diverse experiences to find common ground and build community power for change. At the core of our work is combatting social isolation by growing and supporting our membership with the women who reach us to us for connection and support. We conduct targeted provincial public policy advocacy, legal action, and research that builds power for low-income lone-mothers. Whether through core programming, campaigning, or research, our organizing model facilitates educational opportunities, skill-building and access to tools for change-making.
We aim to end lone-mother poverty, decrease income inequality, and achieve the full health and well-being of our families.
We officially endorse the $10 A Day Child Care Plan for BC.
With huge gratitude we acknowledge the financial support of the Vancouver Foundation, the Vancity Community Foundation, and the generous donors and supporters who make our work possible. We couldn't do what we do without you!