The Sweet Dreams Program supports mothers who are aging out of care, fleeing domestic violence, re-entering the community from addictions treatment, transitioning their children home, and many other circumstances.

Who is it for?

  • Vulnerable mothers and children who can be independent with support.

In partnership with

  • Wally and Colleen Mah.
  • Conexus Credit Union.
  • The Ministry of Social Services

Program highlights:

  • Independent living within a community.
  • Support available from other EGADZ programs.
  • First ever Social Impact Bond in Canada.
  • Won the Governor General’s Award for Innovation.

Current features

Inclusion, support & learning

Parents live independently with their children in their own home, but within a small community of families who are seeking the same inclusion, support and learning. Mothers and their children are supported by the Sweet Dreams Outreach, Parent Support and EGADZ services.

First Social Impact Bond in Canada

The Sweet Dreams Program opened in June 2014 and was the first ever Social Impact Bond in Canada. The successful completion of the Social Impact Bond won the partners the Governor General’s Award for Innovation in 2019.

Changing lives through youth-directed programs

The needs of children, youth and their families are the primary focus in the design and delivery of our programs and services.