100+ Women Who Care Sault Ste. Marie 

Thinking Locally, Acting Locally 

Eligible Local Charities/Foundations/Non-Profit Organizations 

Below is a list of charities that are eligible to receive donations at 100+ Women Who Care Sault Ste. Marie events.
These charities/foundations/non-profit organizations have met the criteria to be eligible for donation and have not yet been nominated for a donation. 100+ Women Who Care Sault Ste. Marie Members are able to nominate any of the following charities at 100+ Women Who Care Sault Ste. Marie events. 


St. Paul’s “Food Bag” Program 

FUNDED FROM CONGREGATION. NO PAID STAFF - VOLUNTEER RUN

We are the only church in our part of the city. We try to serve those who are in need of some assistance with their food supply. In 2016 we gave out 1263 bags of food - with demand increasing every month.



Animal Assistance Group
FUND RAISERS & CONTRIBUTION BASED. VOLUNTEER BASED

Helping low income families have pets and finding homes for these pets. Help with vet bills an food.
Spread awareness of the importance of spay and neuter. Spayed 330 cats – neutered 300+cats – Fixed 15 dogs.



Thrive Foundation (Family Assistance Fund)

Annual Budget: $6200 – $6900. 9 THRIVE Foundation volunteer B.O.D. 7 THRIVE Foundation Volunteers.

The mission of THRIVE is to empower children and their families to reach beyond what is expected toward the extraordinary. THRIVE Child Development Centre helps children and youth with diverse abilities achieve their highest potential through programs, services and clinics such as: Professional Therapy, Respite Care, Preschool Inclusive and Early Learning Resources, Seating and Mobility Clinic, Assistive Communications Clinic, Transition Clinic, Feeding and Swallowing Clinic, and much more. 



Theraputic Ride Algoma

Annual Budget: $10,000. 5 board members, 1 full time staff, 15+ volunteers.

Our mission is to provide a therapeutic and recreational horseback riding program, dedicated to individuals living with a disability, within Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma area. To help improve the physical, social and psychological well-being of people with a diversity of disabilities, including cognitive, developmental, physical, and sensory impairment. 



Brain Injury Association Of Sault Ste. Marie & District

Budget: $16,000 – $18,000. 1 part time staff, 9 volunteers.

The Brain Injury Association’s mission is to “make the invisible visible”, because brain Injury is often overlooked and/or “invisible”. The Brain Injury Association helps survivors and caregivers to face the challenges that brain injury can present. The Brain Injury association organizes several programs and activities: peer support group, community information sharing events, resources for caregivers, and meet and greet events to name a few. 



Autism Society Ontario

Fund raisers & contribution based, Annual Budget: Approximately $20,000. 6 volunteers.

Our mission is to ensure that each individual with ASD is provided the means to achieve quality of life as a respected member of society. We provide a transition program for adults with ASD as well as parent support groups to help parents to socialize, share experiences, and share milestones with one another. We provide outings for individuals with ASD and families to go to the movies together in a safe space. 




Algoma Autism Foundation

Fund raisers & contribution based, Annual Budget: $37,000. 15+ volunteers, 7 board members.

We are trying to reach individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, to support them in daily challenges, and to engage the larger community to enhance understanding and acceptance of individuals on the autism spectrum. Our objective is to provide programming and recreational opportunities for children and youth of Sault Ste. Marie. We support free weekly gymnastics at the John Rhodes gym club, private recreational time at the FunFarm, craft activities at Michaels, Sensitive Santa, family Christmas pizza party and dance, and Trunk or Treat (sensitive trunk or treating).



Camp McDougall

2016 BUDGET: $37,861. 12 FULL TIME - 1 PART TIME - 4 VOLUNTEERS PER WEEK

Our mission is to enrich the lives of campers by providing quality outdoor recreational programming that promotes positive self-esteem, acceptance and friendship founded in a safe and inclusive Christian community.



Salvation Army SSM Community/Family Serv. and Food Bank

BUDGET: $122,000. 4 PART TIME STAFF - 20 VOLUNTEERS

To provide emotional, spiritual, physical support to anyone who walks through our doors. Food bank provides food to 450/month. Coffee, snack & company time = 100/day. Advocacy with landlords, government etc.



Algoma Crisis Pregnancy Centre

BUDGET: $125,000. 2 FULL TIME – 1 PART TIME STAFF

We provide men and women who face pregnancy, parenting and post-abortion concerns with emotional, physical and spiritual support in the unconditional love of Jesus Christ.



Program Read

ANNUAL BUDGET: $144,000. 4 EMPLOYEES IN TOTAL - 15 VOLUNTEERS

We help adult learners in Sault Ste. Marie improve their reading, writing, spelling, math and basic computer skills.
We help adults reach their own goals including: Employment, Apprenticeships, Secondary School, or Independence.



Algoma Family Services Foundation

$145,000 EVENTS AND SALARY. 1 FULL TIME EMPLOYEE - 15+ VOLUNTEERS

Algoma Family Services is the only Foundation in the Algoma District dedicated to supporting children and youth with mental challenges and their families.



Centre for Social Justice & Good Works

ANNUAL BUDGET: $150,000. 2 FULL TIME - 1 PART TIME - 50 VOLUNTEERS

Seeking funding to support a recreation program for children whose families cannot afford organized supports.  

Program delivered in 4 locations every Saturday. Most volunteers are police officers.  



Humane Society

BUDGET: $150,000 - $175,000. 1 PART TIME STAFF + VOLUNTEERS

Provide a safe & healthy haven for all animals; to ensure the humane treatment (vet care/spay/neuter/pet food bank/fostering/emergency shelter) of the 2,000 animals in our care each year and eliminate the need for uthanasia as a method of pet control.



Big Brothers – Big Sisters

BUDGET $200,000. 2 FULL TIME STAFF

Our vision statement BBBS strives to provide every child who needs/wants a mentor with a mentor.  We believe strongly
in the proven impact positive adult role models can & do have on the lives of our youth.  BBBS achieves these goals through traditional one to one matches & the diversity of group programs we offer.



Canadian Mental Health/Hope House/Club 84

BUDGET: $255,000. 3 FULL TIME – 4 PART TIME STAFF + volunteers

A holistic mental health program that provides members psychosocial rehabilitation through a full range of social, vocational, housing & recreational opportunities. The Café Unit, part of pre-vocational training, serves over 500 meals per month.



Phoenix Rising Womens Centre/Non- Profit Homes Inc

BUDGET: $374,398. 2 FULL – 1 PART TIME – 1 CONTACT STAFF

Women (with/without children) experiencing mental health, addiction & domestic violence which put them at risk of becoming homeless. 25 women reside at our rent geared to income apartments. 35 core women & 20 transient women use services at our drop in Centre on average 330+/month.



Teen Challenge

BUDGET: $500,000. 7 STAFF – 14 VOLUNTEERS

Teen Challenge is a reisdential alcohol and drug addiction faith-based program. We offer help to those struggling with alcoholish and/or addiction to other drugs. Addicts, alcoholics, their family and friends, begin their restoration at Teen Challenge. For men aged 18 and older.



Ken Brown Recovery Home (Umbrella Organization)

BUDGET: $100,000.


Sault Ste. Marie Alcohol Recovery Home (under Ken Brown Recovery Home)

BUDGET: $41,000. 5 FULL TIME – 4 PART TIME – 25+ VOLUNTEERS

We are open to men 16 and older, who are healing from the effects of alcohol & drug addiction. It is well recognized that sheltered care and counselling from KBRH equip clients with necessary skills to cope with crisis, gain sobriety & return to their respective communities, families and jobs.


St. Vincent’s Place

BUDGET: $532,375. 5 FULL TIME – 5 PART TIME STAFF – 100 VOLUNTEERS

We serve the homeless & poor (men, wome, teens & children & aboriginal families) by providing them with shelter, clothing, food, household essentials & compassionate attention. Food Bank & Soup Kitchen data base of over 4,000 clients. Provide up to 160 hot meals twice a week. Our emergency shelter = 14 beds. First point of entry for all males 18 years + who are homeless in our community.




Sexual Assault Care Centre

ANNUAL BUDGET: $593,979. 6 FULL TIME STAFF – 1 CONTACT PERSON. SEVERAL VOLUNTEERS

Sexual/domestic violence treatment centre addresses the medical, emotional, social, forensic & legal needs of women,
men and children who have been recently sexually assaulted or who are the victims or survivors of domestic abuse – in a prompt, professional and compassionate manner.



Breton House (Umbrella Organization)

BUDGET: $657,070. 6 FULL TIME – 6 PART TIME STAFF


Breton House

Breton House is an 8 bed residential program for women with additions. Provide counselling, educational groups,
recreation & participation in self-help community.


A New Link

To support pregnant & parenting women & their families affected by substance use and their families.
To improve parenting & influence a decrease in the harmful effects of alcohol & drug use on children.

Algoma Substance Abuse Rehab Centre

Improve health & well-being of women with substance use issues. Offering opportunities for growth & change.




ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF SAULT STE. MARIE AND ALGOMA DISTRICT 

Annual Budget: $850,000. 16 full time staff, 3 part-time staff, 138 volunteers

We improve the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and to provide support and education for their caregivers.We are trying to reach those dealing with memory loss who are diagnosed and undiagnosed. We work with health care professionals such as doctors, primary care personnel, social workers, nurse practitioners. We serve over 2800 diagnosed people affected by the disease, not including family members.



John Howard Society

BUDGET: $1,000,000. 15 FULL TIME – 2 PART TIME STAFF

“Effective, just & humane responses to crime & its causes. Dealing with the risk factors that can lead to crime, many of our services are open to all members of the community; including youth in schools, offenders, the unemployed and high risk individuals: by virtue of housing issues, low educations and no support systems.