“We have dreams for our children, our own and those in the community,”

says Maura Davies, President and CEO of Saskatoon Health Region. “So it’s so fitting that the name of this facility is called Sweet Dreams, because that’s what it’s all about.”

Saskatoon Health Region President and CEO Maura Davies and EGADZ Acting Executive Director Don Meikle sign a memorandum of understanding for the Region to provide employment opportunity support for the young moms.

Saskatoon Health Region President and CEO Maura Davies and EGADZ Acting Executive Director Don Meikle sign a memorandum of understanding for the Region to provide employment opportunity support for the young moms.

EGADZ unveils “Sweet Dreams” at an event outside the house on Queen Street.

EGADZ unveils “Sweet Dreams” at an event outside the house on Queen Street.

Sweet Dreams is a new home for young moms who are part of the EGADZ Saskatoon Downtown Youth Centre and are considered at-risk single parents. Saskatoon Health Region has committed to helping make dreams come true through an agreement where the Region’s Workforce Planning department will guide some of the young women in exploring employment opportunities over the next two years.

Sweet Dreams was made possible through a funding model called a Social Impact Bond between the Government of Saskatchewan, Conexus Credit Union, private donors Wally and Colleen Mah and EGADZ. The goal of the project is to help young single mothers achieve their full potential and to help keep their children out of foster care as they transition to life in the community.