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SWIM's Executive Director/Founder, and Sweet Life Coach will be speaking at Momonday on Sept 19, 2016. She will be sharing her story and discussing " and how to stay in your lane", We are very excited to here her wisdom and experiences. Tickets can be purchased at www.momonday.ca ...
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Office Renovations!

This year has been a time of huge and exciting changes for SWIM! Just the latest has been the complete redecorating of our offices. Thank you for bearing with us during our office renovations. We will be excited to show off our new look (not to mention the tireless work ...
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Register for Art Classes!

Back by popular demand, our Drawing Fundamentals course is launching for another 10-week program! The course is open to all kids, whether you are a single-parent family or not. The program runs Thursdays at 5:30pm-6:30pm from September 29, 2016 to December 1, 2016. Cost: $25 (includes access to our other ...
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Thank you, Sifton Family Foundation!

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Sifton Family Foundation to run another installment of our Life Skills/Life Coaching Program. We are very grateful to Sifton, who has been a generous supporter of SWIM over the years and partnered with us for the program launch in 2007 ...
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Diaper Bank needs your help!

Have unused diapers to spare? The Diaper Bank needs your donations! ...
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Thank you, Forest-City Kiwanis!

S.W.I.M. would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Kiwanis Club of Forest City-London, for providing us with the funding to run our Childcare Exchange Program! We are very grateful for their support as we head into another year of our program. Our Childcare Exchange Program runs twice monthly ...
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Congratulations, Kadeem Jenkins!

We would like to extend another warm congratulations to Kadeem Jenkins, the winner of our recent "London's Got Talent" Talent Show and Fundraiser. Kadeem impressed the audience with his spoken word poetry and took home the grand prize of $1000. Kadeem had this to say about our LGT fundraiser: "First ...
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Thank you, London!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our first "London's Got Talent" Talent Show and Fundraiser. We are pleased by all the positive feedback we have received. With your support, we were able to provide post-secondary scholarships to three deserving mothers. Congratulations to Julie Fowler, Serenity Ashton, and Katherine ...
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February Team Member of the Month

We want to extend a huge congratulations (and thank you!) to Sarah, our February Team Member of the Month. This is a decision that is long past-due. Sarah has been such an integral part of helping SWIM grow in 2015 - she has dedicated so much time and effort, even ...
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Buy Tickets – “London’s Got Talent”

Purchase tickets here for our upcoming "London's Got Talent" Fundraiser! Single Women in Motherhood (S.W.I.M.) is joining together with Strong Mothers Achieving Remarkable Triumph (S.M.A.R.T.) to host our first “London’s Got Talent” Fundraiser Show. Come out and watch local talents compete for a grand prize of $1000, and vote on ...
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December Team Member of the Month

Congratulations to Nelson Rondon, our December team member of the month! Nelson is an absolute angel. Over the past several months, Nelson has led our team through a series of engaging Strategic Planning workshops in order to revise our mission and vision, and to develop concentrated annual objectives that will ...
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Auditions – January 23rd

We are holding auditions for London's Got Talent on January 23rd, 2016 from 1-4pm. Open to all talents, ages 8 and up. Grand prize is $1,000! Come on out to the SWIM offices and show us what you got! Pre-registration is required, so contact us! Contact: Single Women in Motherhood ...
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Please help Toys for Tots!

Toys for Tots needs your help! Let's join together and make sure we get some holiday presents to kids in need :) Volunteers are desperately needed to sort hampers. Gifts needed include toys for children aged two and under, and toys for children aged 10 to 13. Cash donations are ...
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Thank you to RESA and LLDL!

Our annual Holiday Party is this Saturday, December 19th at 11:00 AM. This is a time in the year for us to be able to come together in our community of single mothers to celebrate each other and our children, and start the new year off positive and rejuvenated. In ...
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UPCOMING – Holiday Party & New Programs

DECEMBER HOLIDAY PARTY! We will be having our next child care exchange on Saturday December 19th from 11-2. There will be crafts, food, toys, and lots of fun for each child that attends! Drop your child off for a couple hours to get some time for yourself, or join us ...
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November Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations Renee Silva for being our November volunteer of the month! Renee came on board as an administrative assistant, but she has helped with so much more. In addition to participating in our Strategic Planning workshops, Renee has also assisted with our Golden Connection Pal Program and Childcare Exchange Program ...
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SMART SCHOLARSHIP FORM

Single Women in Motherhood (SWIM) in partnership with Strong Mothers Achieving Remarkable Triumph (SMART) are non-profit agencies designed to empower single mothers by working toward developing their full financial, emotional, personal growth, self-worth, and intellectual potential. SWIM and SMART are joining together to present several scholarship awards of either $500 ...
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SYRIAN REFUGEES NEED OUR HELP

The Canadian government is granting asylum to Syrian women, children and families who are fleeing from the war-torn country. These refugees will start arriving in Canada next week. Some of these refugees will be settling in London, and will be very much in need of resources and assistance to aid ...
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New Spiritual Wellness Program – Jan 2016

Chakra Balancing Starts January 2016 7 Weeks Exploring & explaining the 7 Chakras Meditation and teaching Healing, cleaning, charging Using a Pendulum & Benefits Balancing and Smudging Protection Full Meditation using Stones Vision Board Fees: Non-members: $20 per session Members: $15 per session How to register: Contact info@singlewomeninmotherhood.com ...
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How to Practice Self-Compassion

Watch Dr. Kristen Neff's TEDxTalk below about the differences between self-esteem and self-compassion, and why you consider incorporating self-compassion into your life. https://youtu.be/IvtZBUSplr4 ...
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October Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Lois Bartha, our October Volunteer of the Month! As our administrative volunteer, Lois has been working carefully and diligently to get our system organized. She has also helped us significantly by revising documents for a new program we hope to implement in the coming year. With her endless ...
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September Volunteer of the Month

Arun Lal is our September Volunteer of the Month! Arun has been immensely helpful in setting up our new communications system, and resolving all of the tech issues we have encountered. He has gone above and beyond his role as our IT technician, being an integral part of our Strategic ...
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Enhanced Universal Child Care Benefit

Important changes were made to the Universal Child Care Benefit on January 1, 2015. To replace the Child Tax Benefit eliminated this year, the Universal Child Care Benefit has been increased. The government started dispersing these funds last week (July 21, 2015). Quick Facts: For children under six years old, ...
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Please attend our Immigrant Focus Group!

Literacy Link South Central would like to hear what immigrants in London, Ontario have to say about essential skills and literacy programs, and their employment skills and goals. Your feedback will help us develop programming to meet the needs of London’s immigrants and newcomers. Join the conversation! RSVP by emailing ...
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Thank you, Shoppers!

S.W.I.M. would like to extend a HUGE thank you to Shoppers,who raised a total of $50,000 for our organization through their Tree of Life campaign. These funds have been instrumental in running our Life Coaching Program, which helps single moms to turn their lives around and take control of their ...
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London study breaks myth that kids raised in two-parent families do better in life

"It’s your mom’s education that matters. A massive London study conducted over 14 years shatters the deeply entrenched view that kids from two-parent families will do better in life than those raised by single moms. Instead, university sociologists found family structure hardly matters. What makes the critical difference in the ...
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