One witness we heard from, whose organization does incredible work in Saskatchewan, has as one of their main clients, I guess you could say—or individuals or groups that they work with—young aboriginal moms. They work with them in order to empower them and to help them in terms of being able to care for their children, cook for themselves, find secure housing, and live really great lives. In doing that work, these women are enjoying life, they're giving back to society, and they're doing remarkably well. For me, that's a great example of prevention. These women are being invested in and empowered to live these great lives.
This program was accomplished through what's called a “social bond” or a “social impact bond”, meaning that this organization is accomplishing this, and based on the results of the work they're doing, they are funded through public dollars as well as a combination of private dollars in order for them to continue to do the work they're doing.
Could you see a model like this being used within communities? Could you see this being beneficial if we were to expand these types of endeavours in order to further assist women?