Photo by Emily D Photography.

Meet this week’s Mom in T.O. – Emily Teo. She’s mid-mat leave and just launched Give Her Hope, a partnership with Plan Canada to raise awareness and funds to help make pregnancy and childbirth safer for women in Nigeria.

“I wanted to give this maternity leave some other purpose and to change lives.”

Want to be a part of it? Moms in T.O. photographer Emily D Photography is hosting a series of mini-photo shoots with moms and their kids on Mother’s Day weekend. The cost of the photo session is donated to Give Her Hope. (More info soon on Moms in T.O. – or you can reserve your spot now by going here.)

Emily grew up in Mississauga and now lives in Willowdale in North York with her husband and two adorable kids. You can learn more about her Give Her Hope campaign, motherhood at the moment and what she loves about Toronto on