It takes a special kind of grace and grit to face and change injustice that has plagued generations. Mokami Status of Women Council is showing theirs with the work they do.
Mokami Status of Women is an equality seeking, feminist organization that supports women and gender diverse individuals in central Labrador.
Geographically, it’s where the waters of the mighty Churchill Falls flow ease into Lake Melville. It includes the Town of Happy Valley Goose Bay. It’s a place where things keep moving and change happens. Mokami is making change for the better.
In 2023 and beyond Mokami is exploring ways to grow its social enterprise in housing second-stage housing to unlock supports and safe, affordable housing through the Investment Readiness Program, through the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.
In this, the third episode of Looks Like Social Enterprise Stacey Hoffe of Mokami Status of Women Council shares the story of the project's current activities and future plans with Kim Todd of Guide to the Good and Nicole Dawe of Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.
June 2023, Guide to the Good facebook livestream / Edited by Ryan Young & Kim Todd / Produced by Guide to the Good.
With Mokami, these changes are happening through three main projects.
The Women's Center is a safe place where women and gender diverse folk can stop by grab a cup of tea, feel the supports of community through art, culture and recreation. The Women's Centre also provides things that women need, like tampons and pads
Thrifty's Fashions clothing shop is the long-standing Mokami Social Enterprise. More recently Mokami has partnered with Choices for Youth to create a supportive employement program, which now employs five women at Thrifty's.
And for the past 10 years, Mokami has been operating a Supportive Living Program where people who have experienced challenges like gender-based violence, intergenerational trauma, and homelessness can live safely and restoratively.
Mokami is open and excited about what their community can do next. Summer '23, with IRP support, Mokami is working with Common Good Solutions to help develop a plan to make second stage housing a reality.
Community Foundation of Newfoudland and Labrador and Guide to the Good look forward to sharing the progress!
The Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador is a Grower with Guide to the Good. Looks Like Social Enteprise is a project of CFNL and Guide to the Good featuring recipients of the Investment Readiness Program (IRP) in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Funded by the Government of Canada, the IRP supports social purpose organizations as they contribute to solving pressing social, cultural and environmental challenges across Canada. Its goal is to help social purpose organizations build their capacity to participate in Canada’s growing social finance market and prepare themselves to be able to take on investments.
Funding for the Investment Readiness Program is provided by the Government of Canada and facilitated by the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador as part of the Community Foundations of Canada network.
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