Videos

From Loss to Landing

 

In response to Operation Syria in 2018, the Mothers Matter Centre received a grant to develop human-centered settlement innovations for newly arrived and high-risk refugee mothers and their children to enhance their wellbeing and dignity. These innovations became our Reviving Hope and Home program for high-risk, government-assisted refugee mothers.

 

In partnership with the Immigrant Services Society of BC, the MMC developed and delivered a responsive, personalized system of settlement services that met the complex and evolving needs of vulnerable, government-assisted refugee mothers from arrival to settlement. Together, we demonstrated that the activities truncated what would otherwise have been prolonged periods of social disengagement and isolation typically experienced by extremely vulnerable refugee women.

 

More work is needed. The MMC will build on the resources and tools that proved successful in the 2015-2018 Reviving Hope and Home program.

 

 

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. The MMC film offers rare insight into the refugee family experience, the trials of settlement, and the accomplishment of settling in their new home.

 

To watch the film, please click the video below.

Special Events

2022 Because Mothers Matter Awards

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A Special Message to Mothers from Madame Sophie Grégoire Trudeau
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Elder Rose Guerin from Musqueam Opens up the 2022 Because Mothers Matter Awards
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A Message from Deborah Bell, President and CEO of the Mothers Matter Centre
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Esther Ndikumasabo, Multicultural HIPPY Mother of the Year at the 2022 Because Mothers Matter Awards
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The Honourable Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre, Presents Dr. Alaa Murabit
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Dr. Alaa Murabit, Honoured Mother of the Year at the 2022 Because Mothers Matter Awards

Who We Are 2022

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Who We Are

General HIPPY Program Videos

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What Is HIPPY?
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HIPPY Group Meetings

Multicultural and Indigenous HIPPY Videos

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HIPPY - Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters
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Indigenous HIPPY Program
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Aboriginal HIPPY
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Why Aboriginal HIPPY?

Program Innovations

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Early Language Learning (ELL)
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Adopt a Reader Campaign 2020
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Adopt a Reader Campaign 2021
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Supporting Mothers and Raising Toddlers (SMART)

Research and Instructional Videos

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Parenting and Resettlement: A Mothers Matter Centre & ISSofBC Research Workshop
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Mothers Matter Centre - Community Discussion Series
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Instructional Video: Virtual Role Play

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