About Single Mothers In Progress

Single Mothers In Progress was founded by a single mother of four in 2009. After becoming a survivor of many intolerable challenges by the age of 27, Sherril Downer decided it was time to make a change. She began assisting mothers in her community in any way she could. After serving the community for two years, S.M.I.P. became a registered non-profit organization in June 2011. Sherril operated the organization for two years from her living room while using any community center she could afford.

In March of 2013, S.M.I.P became a registered charitable organization providing programs and services that assist single mothers and their children with basic needs, education, and employment within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). S.M.I.P also provides support to single mothers and serves its registered families in Canada and Internationally. After 7 years of programs and services, our organization has assisted over 700 families.