The Mothers Matter Centre is committed to growing and sustaining its flagship Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program, which uses an innovative mother-to-mother approach that is supported by 50 years of research in delivering results for social change. We intend to take HIPPY’s proven, innovative model and apply it to program innovations in other areas of social support pertaining to housing assistance, job-skills training, literacy and language training, healthcare, and more. The Mothers Matter Centre collaborates with community organizations to delivery HIPPY and other programs. Throughout this relation the Mothers Matter Centre supports its delivery partners with program implementation by providing a robust performance management process, systematic professional development training to Site Coordinators, and research and innovation. The Mothers Matter Centre has the ultimate responsibility to monitor these sites to ensure program fidelity and efficacious change results.
The Mothers Matter Centre and HIPPY sites across the country have historically relied largely on government sources of funding and to a lesser extent private sector donations. To expand our reach, we need to grow our funding and diversify our inputs. Mobilizing private and corporate support is critical to our mission. Our five-year, $10 million fundraising initiative will do both by seeking 50% of its funding from government, and 50% from private and corporate support. 10% of the proceeds from this fundraising initiative will go to support current active sites across Canada. View budget breakdown of funds here.