Stride assists federally sentenced women to make the difficult, often traumatic transition from prison into the community by engaging and involving the community. Stride utilizes principles of community engagement and restorative justice to promote successful reintegration.
Did you know that of women in conflict with the law:
70-80% are survivors of physical and/or sexual abuse
69% have children, 75% of whom are under age 16
67% were unemployed at the time of their offence
66% have not completed high school, 30% haven't completed grade 10
33% have reported suicide attempts
Women in, and leaving, the prison system are often isolated from caring supports. This presents many barriers to the process of healthy community reintegration.
" I know what it is like to walk out those doors and have nothing." Stride Circle's client
Stride's Vision: We envision supportive, responsive community partnerships, working with Women serving a Federal Sentence to facilitate their return to the community and empower them to improve their quality of life, resulting in healthier families, neighbourhoods, and communities.
Stride challenges and inspires the community to get involved, to be part of a solution instead of the problem. We strive for healing, not only of broken people and families, but also of communities at large.
With the birth of FRESH START CREATIONS, the women of GVI are able to give back to the KW region by creating funky products to be sold, the proceeds of which will be donated to a local charrities. To view the Fresh Start Creations logo click here 2012 FSC logo 412.24 Kb To learn more about Fresh Start Creations click here Fresh Start Creations Explanation 57.48 Kb
Celebration! After struggling for funding to provide this much-needed service, Stride is celebrating full funding for the first time in history, with the bulk of funding being stable for the next three years. This funding will have a huge impact in the service we are able to offer and their impact on the women we serve, their families, and the communities to which they are moving to. Stride is grateful for funding received this year from: The United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo; Correctional Services Canada; Bridgeway Foundation' House of Blues Concerts Canada (Live Nation); The KW Maycourt Club; Zonta; The Samuel Rogers Memorial Trust, and other corporate and individual donations. Thank you!
http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/ To listen once the link has been opened click on Listen to Part One: (Pop up)
For more information about Correctional Services Canada click here.
|Apr 30 -|
|Revive Group Facilitation Training|
|May 29 -|
|Transformative Mediation Training|
|Jun 17||Volunteer Orientation|
|Aug 19||Volunteer Orientation|
|Sep 13||Transformative Mediation Training|
|Sep 14||Transformative Mediation Training|
|Sep 20||Transformative Mediation Training|
|Sep 21||Transformative Mediation Training|