Susan, one of the founders of the social group, said many women face language, cultural and transportation barriers that makes it easy to feel isolated. When they brainstorm solutions to these challenges, she says they all involve working and sharing together as a group.
Leading up to Mother’s Day, Susan says this great topic helps to fuel friendship and further breaks down barriers. She says the social group is a good reminder for women that they are part of a bigger community.
“A big reason we get together is to enjoy life, have fun and we laugh a lot. Maybe your regular life is not giving you that, and I know this group has been that spark for many women,” she says, smiling at her pun.
Spark brings community minded women together to connect, collaborate and initiate change through their investment in the sparkFund. Members of spark have the opportunity to directly influence how their investments change lives in our community through the allocation of Community Action Grants benefiting Ottawa’s priority neighbourhoods.