The Mothers Matter Centre (MMC) celebrates women’s everyday — yet extraordinary — achievements with our annual Because Mothers Matter Awards. The awards recognize prominent Canadian mothers and several outstanding mothers from the HIPPY program. These women all show a commitment to their communities and exemplify the unique role mothers play in leading social change.
Refugee mothers and their families arrive in Canada after unspeakably arduous journeys replete with violence, loss, and extreme uncertainty. The process of landing and settling presents yet another new and unforeseen set of challenges.