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Trillium Health Centre’s Betty Wallace Women’s Health Centre - $25,000 donation in support of this unique initiative, which provides wellness education, screening, diagnosis, and individual treatment planning with a special focus on breast care. All this, in a calming, spa-like environment, respectfully addresses the needs of women with state of the art technology and expert staff.

Sponsorship of the inaugural annual Mary Fix Memorial Lecture, organized by Heritage Mississauga. Mayor Hazel McCallion was the featured speaker, and is an honorary member of the Zonta Club of Mississauga. Mary Fix, a woman lawyer and visionary political and social activist was also a member of the Zonta Club of Mississauga.

$8,000 furnishing grant to Chantel’s Place – an innovative, safe, private and comfortable suite at Trillium Health Centre where women who have been sexually and/or domestically assaulted are attended to by health professionals and investigating police officers. Through the creation of this integrated, pleasant environment, we validate women and their issues.

Women’s Safety Audit of the South Common/Glen Erin Trail –Zonta provided funding for a partnership of the Peel Committee on Sexual Assault, Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse, sexual assault survivors and community members to work with METRAC to conduct this audit in June 2003. Follow-up meetings with Mayor McCallion and city officials have highlighted safety issues and solutions in our neighborhoods. Spaces that are safer for women are safer for everyone.

$5,000.00 donation to the Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre at Credit Valley Hospital, for breast cancer radiation treatment equipment.

Young Women’s Anti-Violence Workshops at Mississauga secondary schools with Z-Clubs. Young and dynamic facilitators from METRAC (Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children) conduct interactive, empowering student workshops on topics of dating violence, sexual assault/date rape or emotional abuse. These opportunities assist students to raise awareness, foster discussion, introduce existing community resources, and motivate students to work towards a violence-free society.

Skills for Education, Life and Family – One in five adult Canadians needs help reading. Teaching women to read is crucial to improving their self-esteem, personal and family health, and economic independence.

Safer Families Project – Exposure to woman abuse is a serious problem that has significant effects on children. Peel Children’s Aid, Family Services of Peel and Catholic Family Services of Peel-Dufferin have joined forces in this unique project to increase safety for children and women experiencing domestic violence.

Our Place Peel - Every year this incredible agency helps 350 to 400 kids in crisis in our own community. Many are runaways, fleeing personal abuse. Providing a place to stay, helping them to return home if it is feasible, assisting them to learn the skills they need to survive, providing counseling, support and referrals. We support this program with service grants, and additionally provide a donation of holiday season gifts for their clients.

Young Women’s Team Sponsorship – Mississauga Baseball Association and Mississauga Girls Hockey League. We’re proud of all the young women in these leagues and happily sponsor one team of older teenagers in each sport. You go girls!

SHIP – Supportive Housing in Peel – In the spirit of sharing, we provide Christmas gifts for older women with persistent mental health issues who receive important support from SHIP, helping them to maintain their independence and dignity in the community.

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