Canadian Women's Foundation

Canadian Women's Foundation Together, let's advance gender equality! The Canadian Women’s Foundation is a national leader in the movement for gender equality in Canada. Through funding, research, advocacy, and knowledge sharing, the Foundation works to achieve systemic change that includes all women.
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By supporting community programs, the Foundation empowers women and girls to move themselves out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership. Launched in 1991 to address a critical need for philanthropy focused on women, the Canadian Women’s Foundation is one of the largest women’s foundations in the world. With the support of donors, the Foundation has raised more than $90 million and funded over 1,900 programs across the country. These programs focus on addressing the root causes of the most critical issues, and helping women and girls who face the greatest barriers. To learn more, visit www.canadianwomen.org.

By supporting community programs, the Foundation empowers women and girls to move themselves out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership. Launched in 1991 to address a critical need for philanthropy focused on women, the Canadian Women’s Foundation is one of the largest women’s foundations in the world. With the support of donors, the Foundation has raised more than $90 million and funded over 1,900 programs across the country. These programs focus on addressing the root causes of the most critical issues, and helping women and girls who face the greatest barriers. To learn more, visit www.canadianwomen.org.

Mission: To be a catalyst for the most innovative programs, policies, and public engagement efforts creating transformative change in the lives of women and girls in Canada.

Operating as usual

"Advocates call it the 'shadow pandemic' — an upwards tick in violence against women as COVID-19 restrictions force Cana...
01/10/2021
COVID-19 exacerbated violence against women. Frontline workers want essential service funding | CBC News

"Advocates call it the 'shadow pandemic' — an upwards tick in violence against women as COVID-19 restrictions force Canadians indoors and out of the public eye."

Learn more about how you can address gender-based violence during #COVID19: https://bit.ly/2POwtJH

On Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, workers on the front line of gender-based violence say it's time that they be recognized as essential workers, and provided the funding necessary to do their life-saving work.

« La réalisation de l'égalité des genres est un processus et les lieux de travail ont un rôle important à jouer. »La rés...
01/08/2021
En Bonne Compagnie

« La réalisation de l'égalité des genres est un processus et les lieux de travail ont un rôle important à jouer. »

La résolution de ces défis nécessite un engagement et une volonté d'agir. Visitez enbonnecompagnie.ca pour en savoir plus sur les actions clés qui peuvent vous aider à faire progresser votre milieu de travail vers l'égalité des genres.

Women still face challenges in advancement and everyday discrimination at work. We encourage you to watch this video thr...
01/08/2021
In Good Company

Women still face challenges in advancement and everyday discrimination at work. We encourage you to watch this video through and comment on how your workplace is working towards gender equality: https://youtu.be/yJKkKoQ0l0w

Visit IGCompany.ca to learn more about key actions that can help move your workplace toward #genderequality.

Supported by the RBC Foundation, with YWCA Canada, Catalyst, and Plan International Canada.

Organizations offering significant gender-based violence supports and services to women may be eligible to apply for a S...
01/08/2021

Organizations offering significant gender-based violence supports and services to women may be eligible to apply for a Safer + Stronger grant. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Feb. 15: https://bit.ly/37ACDHg

Events of this year have raised awareness that the journeys toward racial and gender justice are intertwined. That's why...
01/07/2021
2021 New Year’s resolutions: 10 ways changemakers are approaching social impact work differently this year

Events of this year have raised awareness that the journeys toward racial and gender justice are intertwined. That's why one of our key resolutions going forward is to use our organizational voice more strongly to demand accountability, and work towards anti-racist systems transformation in the institutions that touch our lives.

From slowing down to acting more proactively, leaders share one way they'll approach social change differently in 2021.

In the #COVID19 pandemic, women of colour in Canada still face far higher unemployment than white women, in part because...
01/07/2021
Black, minority women in Canada left behind in COVID-19 job recovery

In the #COVID19 pandemic, women of colour in Canada still face far higher unemployment than white women, in part because they tend to work jobs in hard-hit sectors and often care for children or relatives.

Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, women of colour in Canada still face far higher unemployment than white women, official data shows, in part because they tend to work jobs in hard-hit sectors and often care for children or relatives.

"The employer should 'understand the value that I bring as an employee, but also that I am more than just an employee, r...
01/06/2021
Single parents left behind in Canada’s labour recovery

"The employer should 'understand the value that I bring as an employee, but also that I am more than just an employee, right? I’m a parent. I’m a person.'"

As of November, about 41,000 fewer single parents of children under 6 were employed, a decline of 25 per cent from a year earlier, according to Statistics Canada data. Nearly 30,000 of those are single mothers, who greatly outnumber single fathers.

Single parents have seen scant progress since the summer, despite a broad-based return of work. That’s left them with much different outcomes than two-parent households

Les organisations qui offrent du soutien et des services importants liés à la violence fondée sur le genre peuvent maint...
01/05/2021

Les organisations qui offrent du soutien et des services importants liés à la violence fondée sur le genre peuvent maintenant présenter une demande pour une Subvention plus en sécurité et plus fortes. Les demandes seront acceptées jusqu'au 15 février: https://bit.ly/2KFuN6i

"Events of this year have raised awareness that the journeys toward racial and gender justice are intertwined... one of ...
01/04/2021
2021 New Year’s resolutions: 10 ways changemakers are approaching social impact work differently this year

"Events of this year have raised awareness that the journeys toward racial and gender justice are intertwined... one of our key commitments going forward is to use our organizational voice more strongly to promote gender equity and justice, demand accountability and work towards anti-racist systems transformation in the institutions that touch our lives."

What are your #NewYearResolutions?

From slowing down to acting more proactively, leaders share one way they'll approach social change differently in 2021.

Join us for this FREE conversation with Harriet Alida Lye! Her latest book, Natural Killer, is a memoir that explores he...
01/04/2021
Tireless Readers Collective: Meet and Greet with author Harriet Alida Lye

Join us for this FREE conversation with Harriet Alida Lye! Her latest book, Natural Killer, is a memoir that explores her diagnosis with a form of leukemia that had no known survivors - until Harriet. You'll also get a discount code to purchase the book when you join 📖 💓

Tireless Readers Collective: Meet & Greet with author Harriet Alida Lye.

Les organisations qui offrent du soutien et des services importants liés à la violence fondée sur le genre peut maintena...
01/02/2021

Les organisations qui offrent du soutien et des services importants liés à la violence fondée sur le genre peut maintenant présentez une demande pour une Subvention plus en sécurité et plus fortes. Les demandes seront acceptées jusqu'au 15 février: https://bit.ly/2KFuN6i

Organizations offering significant gender-based violence supports and services to women may be eligible to apply for a S...
01/02/2021

Organizations offering significant gender-based violence supports and services to women may be eligible to apply for a Safer + Stronger grant. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Feb. 15: https://bit.ly/37ACDHg

Make some #NewYear plans and join us for this FREE convo with Harriet Alida Lye! Her latest book is a memoir that explor...
01/01/2021
Tireless Readers Collective: Meet and Greet with author Harriet Alida Lye

Make some #NewYear plans and join us for this FREE convo with Harriet Alida Lye! Her latest book is a memoir that explores her diagnosis with a form of leukemia that had no known survivors - until Harriet. You'll get a discount code to purchase the book when you join 💞 📖

Tireless Readers Collective: Meet & Greet with author Harriet Alida Lye.

"...tools for communication and connection like a cell phone and Internet data are particularly important right now as t...
12/30/2020
Why the Sex Worker's Advisory Network of Sudbury wants your gently pre-loved cell phones | CBC News

"...tools for communication and connection like a cell phone and Internet data are particularly important right now as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and people in marginalized communities like sex workers experience increased isolation."

The Sex Workers Advisory Network of Sudbury (SWANS) wants your gently pre-loved cell phones, to help provide a means of communication for sex workers in the region.

On average, a woman is killed by her intimate partner in Canada every six days. And since the #COVID19 pandemic began, t...
12/29/2020
Holiday Giving 2020 - Canadian Women's Foundation

On average, a woman is killed by her intimate partner in Canada every six days. And since the #COVID19 pandemic began, the risk of violence has only gotten worse.

Organizations across Canada are stepping up to help. But the pandemic poses a challenge for them to keep operating to meet the need.

Your support for the Canadian Women’s Foundation means you can help these organizations stay open to safely welcome and care for women in need: https://bit.ly/33xC9PH

HELP STOP THE VIOLENCE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON As we’re faced with a second wave of the pandemic and increasing public health measures into the holidays, thousands of women and girls face a heightened risk of gender-based violence. The situation is urgent. Reaching out for help can be difficult and da...

Organizations offering significant gender-based violence supports and services to women may be eligible to apply for a S...
12/28/2020

Organizations offering significant gender-based violence supports and services to women may be eligible to apply for a Safer + Stronger grant. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Feb. 15: https://bit.ly/37ACDHg

Les organisations qui offrent du soutien et des services importants liés à la violence fondée sur le genre peut maintena...
12/28/2020

Les organisations qui offrent du soutien et des services importants liés à la violence fondée sur le genre peut maintenant présentez une demande pour une Subvention plus en sécurité et plus fortes. Les demandes seront acceptées jusqu'au 15 février: https://bit.ly/2KFuN6i

Join us for this FREE conversation with Harriet Alida Lye! Her latest book, Natural Killer, is a memoir that explores he...
12/27/2020
Tireless Readers Collective: Meet and Greet with author Harriet Alida Lye

Join us for this FREE conversation with Harriet Alida Lye! Her latest book, Natural Killer, is a memoir that explores her diagnosis with a form of leukemia that had no known survivors - until Harriet. You'll also get a discount code to purchase the book when you join 📖 💓

Tireless Readers Collective: Meet & Greet with author Harriet Alida Lye.

Interested in addressing gender-based violence? Check out our latest Resetting Normal report for recommendations on how ...
12/26/2020

Interested in addressing gender-based violence? Check out our latest Resetting Normal report for recommendations on how to #EndGBV for good, including:

➡️ Increased support for grassroots movements and women’s services
➡️ Greater acknowledgement from governments about the role of colonization in violence against women and gender-based violence.
➡️ Alternatives to the criminal legal system

We all have a role to play in ending systemic racism and discrimination by educating ourselves and promoting the strength, knowledge and expertise of BIPOC women. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3bEtM6s

We’re all feeling stressed due to #COVID19. But for people in an abusive home, the stress means more anger, more control...
12/26/2020
Holiday Giving 2020 - Canadian Women's Foundation

We’re all feeling stressed due to #COVID19. But for people in an abusive home, the stress means more anger, more control, and increased danger. Organizations across Canada are stepping up to help. But the pandemic poses a challenge for them to keep operating to meet the need.

Your support for the Canadian Women’s Foundation this #BoxingDay means that you can help these organizations stay open to safely welcome and care for women in need. Give before Jan. 1, and you'll receive your 2020 tax receipt: https://bit.ly/33xC9PH

HELP STOP THE VIOLENCE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON As we’re faced with a second wave of the pandemic and increasing public health measures into the holidays, thousands of women and girls face a heightened risk of gender-based violence. The situation is urgent. Reaching out for help can be difficult and da...

Happy holidays from the Canadian Women's Foundation! We're wishing you a safe and joyful season ❄️ ☃️
12/25/2020

Happy holidays from the Canadian Women's Foundation! We're wishing you a safe and joyful season ❄️ ☃️

On average, a woman is killed by her intimate partner in Canada every six days. And since the #COVID19 pandemic began, t...
12/24/2020
Holiday Giving 2020 - Canadian Women's Foundation

On average, a woman is killed by her intimate partner in Canada every six days. And since the #COVID19 pandemic began, the risk of violence has only gotten worse.

Organizations across Canada are stepping up to help. But the pandemic poses a challenge for them to keep operating to meet the need.

Your support for the Canadian Women’s Foundation means you can help these organizations stay open to safely welcome and care for women in need: https://bit.ly/33xC9PH

HELP STOP THE VIOLENCE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON As we’re faced with a second wave of the pandemic and increasing public health measures into the holidays, thousands of women and girls face a heightened risk of gender-based violence. The situation is urgent. Reaching out for help can be difficult and da...

"Canada should return core funding to women’s groups, say MPs after a report warns the sector faces 'financial devastati...
12/24/2020
Bring back core funding for women’s groups, say MPs as new report warns sector at risk of ‘financial devastation’

"Canada should return core funding to women’s groups, say MPs after a report warns the sector faces 'financial devastation,' with organizations struggling to stay in operation under the weight of the pandemic’s gendered impact."

Close to 40 per cent of women-serving agencies couldn’t access any of the emergency COVID-19 government funding, a new report suggests.

"Gunraj said it’s crucial that solutions to gender-based violence prioritize the voices of those at the highest risk or ...
12/23/2020
As incidents of violence against women steadily rise, advocates say ‘more support’ for crisis lines and preventative measures is crucial

"Gunraj said it’s crucial that solutions to gender-based violence prioritize the voices of those at the highest risk or people who have historically not been heard by those in power. She added that support for Indigenous, Black and other racialized women is severely lacking in Canada."
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/12/22/as-incidents-of-violence-against-women-steadily-rise-advocates-say-more-support-for-crisis-lines-and-preventative-measures-is-crucial.html

Since the pandemic’s onset in March, organizations which support survivors found an increase in violence of 20 to 30 per cent in certain regions of Ca...

Organizations offering significant gender-based violence supports and services to women may be eligible to apply for a S...
12/23/2020

Organizations offering significant gender-based violence supports and services to women may be eligible to apply for a Safer + Stronger grant. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Feb. 15: https://bit.ly/37ACDHg

Les organisations qui offrent du soutien et des services importants liés à la violence fondée sur le genre peut maintena...
12/23/2020

Les organisations qui offrent du soutien et des services importants liés à la violence fondée sur le genre peut maintenant présentez une demande pour une Subvention plus en sécurité et plus fortes. Les demandes seront acceptées jusqu'au 15 février: https://bit.ly/2KFuN6i

On average, a woman is killed by her intimate partner in Canada every six days. And #COVID19 is only making things worse...
12/22/2020
Holiday Giving 2020 - Canadian Women's Foundation

On average, a woman is killed by her intimate partner in Canada every six days. And #COVID19 is only making things worse.

This holiday season, give the gift of safety and help end gender-based violence for good.

HELP STOP THE VIOLENCE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON As we’re faced with a second wave of the pandemic and increasing public health measures into the holidays, thousands of women and girls face a heightened risk of gender-based violence. The situation is urgent. Reaching out for help can be difficult and da...

Pick up a limited-edition $2 holiday gift box when you shop in store at Ricki's and all proceeds will go to the Foundati...
12/22/2020

Pick up a limited-edition $2 holiday gift box when you shop in store at Ricki's and all proceeds will go to the Foundation! Made from 100% recycled materials, and printed with vegetable and water-based inks. Gift, re-use, and then recycle: https://www.rickis.com/

Les organisations qui offrent du soutien et des services importants liés à la violence fondée sur le genre peut maintena...
12/21/2020

Les organisations qui offrent du soutien et des services importants liés à la violence fondée sur le genre peut maintenant présentez une demande pour une Subvention plus en sécurité et plus fortes. Les demandes seront acceptées jusqu'au 15 février: https://bit.ly/2KFuN6i

Organizations offering significant gender-based violence supports and services to women may be eligible to apply for a S...
12/21/2020

Organizations offering significant gender-based violence supports and services to women may be eligible to apply for a Safer + Stronger grant. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Feb. 15: https://bit.ly/37ACDHg

Purchase a scarf from Reitmans this holiday season and help lift a woman up! For each scarf sold online and in store bet...
12/19/2020

Purchase a scarf from Reitmans this holiday season and help lift a woman up!

For each scarf sold online and in store between Dec. 1 and Dec. 24, Reitmans will donate $1 to the Canadian Women’s Foundation to provide critical support to women and girls through the #COVID19 crisis: https://bit.ly/2HDMi5J

Pour chaque foulard vendu entre le 1er et le 24 décembre, Reitmans fera un don de 1 $ au fonds les persévérantes ensembl...
12/19/2020

Pour chaque foulard vendu entre le 1er et le 24 décembre, Reitmans fera un don de 1 $ au fonds les persévérantes ensemble de la fondation canadienne des femmes!

To end gender-based violence for good, we need to invest in violence prevention and intervention. Listen to the latest e...
12/18/2020
Alright, Now What? Podcast - Canadian Women's Foundation

To end gender-based violence for good, we need to invest in violence prevention and intervention. Listen to the latest episode of our podcast to learn how advocates are using policy, practice, services, supports, and education to make a real difference during #COVID19 and beyond.

“Alright, Now What?” Podcast Alright, Now What? Season 2 In times of crisis, inequality grows and vulnerable communities can be left behind. We know that the isolation measures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic increase the risk of gender-based violence, but what can we do to end this violen...

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