About Us

About Us

Welcome from the Executive Director

You are loved. You are enough. You are not alone.

Here at MOMS Canada, we want you to know that hope is real. It is attainable. It is here for you.

As a single mother myself, I know all too well the feelings of loneliness, inadequacy, and the fear of the unknown. The good news is that you are not alone. There are thousands of single moms who desire connection, support, acceptance, and that is why MOMS Canada is here.

God has allowed MOMS Canada to impact the lives of many single mothers and their children.  With the blessing of our amazing volunteer mentors (who dedicate their time to investing in our moms’ lives), we can help single mothers in several different ways.  Encouraging the emotional, physical, and spiritual growth of single mothers; and providing a safe environment, a listening ear, fellowship with other single mothers, and referrals to community resources.

Our 12-week program, Empowered MOMS, work through topics like Emotional Health, Wellness, Financial Stability, and Parenting. Our faith-based curriculum helps to build a foundation for positive and lasting change.

Witnessing the positive changes in our moms’ lives and their children is a gift from God.  They inspire me with their hope, courage, beauty, strength and who they have become. This is a blessing that all of us at MOMS Canada are thankful we can be a part of.

The LORD your God is with you; His power gives you victory. The LORD will take delight in you, and in His love He will give you a new life. He will sing and be joyful over you. ~ Zephaniah 3:17GNT


Cherise Giesbrecht

Executive Director

Our Mission Statement

Empower, encourage, and equip single moms in a supportive and compassionate community.

Our Vision Statement

To create positive and lasting change in the lives of single moms.


Where Single Mothers Find Hope


MOMS Canada was founded in 2009, as a Christ-centered non-profit organization to support single moms and their children. Though motherhood is one of life’s greatest rewards, parenting alone can be very stressful. Mothers who do not have caring and consistent support in their lives often find themselves feeling isolated, discouraged and stuck. MOMS Canada was birthed to help these women not just survive but thrive.

Founder, Meda Weir saw this need and decided to start MOMS Canada based out of the Parkland area in Alberta to help single mothers and their children. She modelled MOMS Canada after a charity in St. Paul Minnesota called M.O.M.S Minnesota, a charity that had already been helping single moms since the early 1980s. Her dream was to see these families cared for and become successful. Since MOMS Canada has been founded it has been growing steadily and continues to help hundreds of women and their children every year.

The struggles that single moms face are not isolated to our regional area, so we do our best to be available to answer questions and offer assistance where possible. We get many calls for help from across the country. Our team supports them by simply listening or providing resource information to address their immediate needs. 

As a team, it has been rewarding to see how many lives have been touched by the important work of MOMS Canada.

What our MOMS say

My children love MOMS Canada and look forward to coming. This is great support for single mothers. I recommend Moms Canada to single moms that need support, and encouragement.
– Grateful mom

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