Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Laurier Room
Clarissa Arthur, Child Development Program Coordinator The Youville Centre
An alumni of the Youville Centre, Clarissa will speak about her experiences 20 years ago as a single mother with the Centre and the success of their programs today.
In 1985, a group of concerned citizens met to find housing for young single mothers and their children. The Centre offered the first program in Canada to address the comprehensive needs for education, child care, housing and support services for young, single mothers and their children.