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About Our Auction
The Because Mothers Matter Annual Awards will take place virtually on May 5, 2021.
At this year’s event, Dr. Theresa Tam and Dr. Cindy Blackstock will receive the Because Mothers Matter Award for their noteworthy professional accomplishments while giving back to their community. Two HIPPY mothers with extraordinary stories will also be honoured. Carol Slater will be the first recipient of the Trailblazer Award.
Register today and join us in celebrating women’s every day — yet extraordinary — achievements! #BMMA2021
About Mother's Matter Centre
The Mothers Matter Centre (MMC) — previously known as the Home Instruction Program for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Canada — is a not-for-profit, registered charity incorporated in October 2001. We are a virtual, national consortium of organizations dedicated to serving socially isolated and low economic status mothers and their families using our proven mother-to-mother approach.
Since our inception, the Mothers Matter Centre has helped more than 20,000 mothers gain new skills and abilities essential to strengthening mother-child relationships. This means at least 20,000 children and families were better prepared to get the most from their early school experiences.
Piloted in Canada in 2000 at the Britannia Community Service Centre in Vancouver, BC, our foundational program — HIPPY— has grown to 26 sites, each of which helps 35 – 100 families per year. The HIPPY programs are operated by settlement and Indigenous Social Purpose Organizations (SPOs) and First Nations communities. We will continue to grow and sustain HIPPY while developing other program innovations such as housing assistance, job-skills training, literacy and language training, healthcare, and more.
We are committed to a comprehensive performance management process (PMP) that holds itself accountable to its stakeholders, funders, and, most importantly, to the families served. This process gives us the real-time data needed to adjust programming strategies to better serve clients. The performance management approach helps us and our partners measure and understand the process of change.