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.
(37)

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.

Operating as usual

"Being a mother in Canada this year is bringing many of us to the point of breaking."Read our very own Paulette Senior's...
05/12/2021
In 2021, motherhood is breaking us

"Being a mother in Canada this year is bringing many of us to the point of breaking."

Read our very own Paulette Senior's op-ed about the burden placed on mothers and caregivers during the #COVID pandemic. Via The Hill Times - https://bit.ly/3tGDoqi

We rely on mothers and family caregivers to take care of us. So much of our communities, society, and economy rests on them. It’s no wonder that the weight is becoming too much to bear.

Élevez votre voix. Donnez votre point de vue. Êtes-vous une mère ou une proche aidante? Répondez à notre court sondage e...
05/12/2021
Sondage: De quoi les mères et aidantes du Canada ont-elles besoin pour relever le défi en 2021?

Élevez votre voix. Donnez votre point de vue.

Êtes-vous une mère ou une proche aidante? Répondez à notre court sondage en ligne sur ce dont les mères et les proches aidantes ont besoin pour s’élever en 2021. Votre voix nous aidera à élaborer les actions et les politiques proposées pour améliorer la vie en ces temps difficiles au Canada.

https://bit.ly/3e0GFw3

Sondage: De quoi les mères et aidantes du Canada ont-elles besoin pour relever le défi en 2021? Le sondage est ouvert jusqu’au 31 mai 2021 Sondage à l’intention des mères vivant au Canada, des femmes et des personnes de diverses identités de genre au Canada qui assument des rôles d’aidan...

"This Brief shares information on non-consensual deepnudes and sexual deepfakes as gendered forms of #sexualviolence. It...
05/11/2021

"This Brief shares information on non-consensual deepnudes and sexual deepfakes as gendered forms of #sexualviolence. It explores the impacts this violence has on survivors, and what Canadian policy can do to address it."

http://www.vawlearningnetwork.ca/our-work/briefs/briefpdfs/Learning-Network-Brief-39.pdf

Via Violence Against Women Learning Network

#endgbv #sexualviolencepreventionmonth

"This Brief shares information on non-consensual deepnudes and sexual deepfakes as gendered forms of #sexualviolence. It explores the impacts this violence has on survivors, and what Canadian policy can do to address it."

http://www.vawlearningnetwork.ca/our-work/briefs/briefpdfs/Learning-Network-Brief-39.pdf

Via Violence Against Women Learning Network

#endgbv #sexualviolencepreventionmonth

05/09/2021
Join The Mother Rising

We are wishing all mothers and caregivers a happy Mother's Day! With your help, we can give all mothers and caregivers what they truly need: empathy, equality, justice. Learn more at themotherrising.ca

https://bit.ly/33nWvue

Quel impact la pandémie a-t-elle eu sur votre bien-être et votre capacité à être parent ou aidant naturel? Nous voulons ...
05/08/2021

Quel impact la pandémie a-t-elle eu sur votre bien-être et votre capacité à être parent ou aidant naturel?

Nous voulons comprendre vos expériences sur l’ensemble de l’année et ce dont vous avez besoin: https://bit.ly/3mN1kWZ

Quel impact la pandémie a-t-elle eu sur votre bien-être et votre capacité à être parent ou aidant naturel?

Nous voulons comprendre vos expériences sur l’ensemble de l’année et ce dont vous avez besoin: https://bit.ly/3mN1kWZ

Pick up a limited-edition $2 gift box when you shop in store at Ricki’s and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Women’s...
05/08/2021

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

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

As the #1 luxury beauty brand in Canada, Lancôme recognizes the responsibility to help empower and support women through...
05/07/2021

As the #1 luxury beauty brand in Canada, Lancôme recognizes the responsibility to help empower and support women through skill training, mentoring and entrepreneurship. Through its Write Her Future program, 2% of proceeds from Lancôme’s La Vie Est Belle Eau De Parfum 30ml, Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum 30ml, and all shades of Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation will be donated to the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

As the #1 luxury beauty brand in Canada, Lancôme recognizes the responsibility to help empower and support women through skill training, mentoring and entrepreneurship. Through its Write Her Future program, 2% of proceeds from Lancôme’s La Vie Est Belle Eau De Parfum 30ml, Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum 30ml, and all shades of Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation will be donated to the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

Chelsea, a friend and supporter of the Foundation, gave birth to baby Iver on International Women's Day 2021! "As a new ...
05/07/2021

Chelsea, a friend and supporter of the Foundation, gave birth to baby Iver on International Women's Day 2021! "As a new mother myself," she says, "I’m experiencing firsthand how hard it can be. That’s why I’m passionate about rising up for mothers and caregivers. We need to put our hands and hearts together for them."

Join #TheMotherRising today: themotherrising.ca - share your experiences and take more actions for change.
#mothersday #genderjustice

Chelsea, a friend and supporter of the Foundation, gave birth to baby Iver on International Women's Day 2021! "As a new mother myself," she says, "I’m experiencing firsthand how hard it can be. That’s why I’m passionate about rising up for mothers and caregivers. We need to put our hands and hearts together for them."

Join #TheMotherRising today: themotherrising.ca - share your experiences and take more actions for change.
#mothersday #genderjustice

New data: almost half of mothers in Canada are reaching their breaking point, "struggling under the brunt of the day-to-...
05/06/2021

New data: almost half of mothers in Canada are reaching their breaking point, "struggling under the brunt of the day-to-day decision-making and care for their children and families, including shouldering worry for their family’s mental and physical health. This has led to mothers carrying greater feelings of anxiety, isolation, anger, and sadness than fathers." Read more: https://canadianwomen.org/blog/almost-half-of-mothers-in-canada-are-reaching-their-breaking-point/

And share your experiences as a mother/family caregiver with our survey: canadianwomen.org/the-mother-rising/survey-mothers/

#themotherrising #genderjustice #mothering #mothersday

New data: almost half of mothers in Canada are reaching their breaking point, "struggling under the brunt of the day-to-day decision-making and care for their children and families, including shouldering worry for their family’s mental and physical health. This has led to mothers carrying greater feelings of anxiety, isolation, anger, and sadness than fathers." Read more: https://canadianwomen.org/blog/almost-half-of-mothers-in-canada-are-reaching-their-breaking-point/

And share your experiences as a mother/family caregiver with our survey: canadianwomen.org/the-mother-rising/survey-mothers/

#themotherrising #genderjustice #mothering #mothersday

05/05/2021
Join The Mother Rising

This Mother's Day and beyond, support justice for mothers and family caregivers. 💖 Join #TheMotherRising: canadianwomen.org/the-mother-rising/

#mothersday #genderjustice

En mai, levez-vous pour toutes celles qui exercent le rôle de mère. Honorez votre mère et toutes celles qui exercent le ...
05/03/2021

En mai, levez-vous pour toutes celles qui exercent le rôle de mère. Honorez votre mère et toutes celles qui exercent le rôle de mère à l’aide d’une carte électronique et d’un don de gratitude et d’autonomisation. Votre don aide les mères et les proches aidantes à obtenir le soutien communautaire qui leur est nécessaire. De plus, il entraîne les changements dont le Canada a besoin pour permettre aux mères de s’élever.

https://bit.ly/3eT3NLU

#LeSoulèvementDesMères #JusticeDeGenre #FêteDesMères

En mai, levez-vous pour toutes celles qui exercent le rôle de mère. Honorez votre mère et toutes celles qui exercent le rôle de mère à l’aide d’une carte électronique et d’un don de gratitude et d’autonomisation. Votre don aide les mères et les proches aidantes à obtenir le soutien communautaire qui leur est nécessaire. De plus, il entraîne les changements dont le Canada a besoin pour permettre aux mères de s’élever.

https://bit.ly/3eT3NLU

#LeSoulèvementDesMères #JusticeDeGenre #FêteDesMères

This May, rise up for all who mother! Honour Your Mother/Caregiver and all who Mother with an e-card and gift of gratitu...
05/03/2021

This May, rise up for all who mother! Honour Your Mother/Caregiver and all who Mother with an e-card and gift of gratitude and empowerment. Your donation helps mothers and caregivers get the community support they need and sparks the change Canada needs to make sure all mothers can rise.

https://bit.ly/3thrR0a

#TheMotherRising #GenderJustice #MothersDay

This May, rise up for all who mother! Honour Your Mother/Caregiver and all who Mother with an e-card and gift of gratitude and empowerment. Your donation helps mothers and caregivers get the community support they need and sparks the change Canada needs to make sure all mothers can rise.

https://bit.ly/3thrR0a

#TheMotherRising #GenderJustice #MothersDay

Olympian Perdita Felicien's bestselling book, "My Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir of Struggle and Triumph", helps us reflect...
05/01/2021

Olympian Perdita Felicien's bestselling book, "My Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir of Struggle and Triumph", helps us reflect on what many mothers and caregivers go through and fires us up for gender justice. Join as we meet with Perdita and her mother, Cathy Felicien Browne, on May 27 as part of #TheMotherRising.

Info: https://canadianwomen.org/tireless-readers-collective/

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/457908301930455/

#booklove #booklover #read #author #writer #genderequality #book #Memoir #mothers #caregivers #genderjustice

Penguin Random House Canada

Olympian Perdita Felicien's bestselling book, "My Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir of Struggle and Triumph", helps us reflect on what many mothers and caregivers go through and fires us up for gender justice. Join as we meet with Perdita and her mother, Cathy Felicien Browne, on May 27 as part of #TheMotherRising.

Info: https://canadianwomen.org/tireless-readers-collective/

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/457908301930455/

#booklove #booklover #read #author #writer #genderequality #book #Memoir #mothers #caregivers #genderjustice

Penguin Random House Canada

"Over the past year, we have seen an increase in instances of technology being weaponized against women and girls. This ...
04/30/2021
Opinion | Protecting against online gender-based violence and harassment

"Over the past year, we have seen an increase in instances of technology being weaponized against women and girls. This includes hate-motivated Zoom bombings, doxing, stalking through mobile apps, and the non-consensual distribution of intimate images."

Protecting against online gender-based violence and harassment, via The Toronto Star: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2021/04/28/protecting-against-online-gender-based-violence-and-harassment.html

#endgbv #onlineharassment #COVID19 #pandemic #tech

A new report from the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) explores the integral role that digital platforms play in proliferating violent o...

So what's all this about the announced federal budget and what does it have to do with gender equality? Subscribe and li...
04/30/2021

So what's all this about the announced federal budget and what does it have to do with gender equality? Subscribe and listen to the latest episode of our Alright, Now What podcast: https://canadianwomen.org/podcast/

#genderjustice #cdnpoli #podcast #Canada

So what's all this about the announced federal budget and what does it have to do with gender equality? Subscribe and listen to the latest episode of our Alright, Now What podcast: https://canadianwomen.org/podcast/

#genderjustice #cdnpoli #podcast #Canada

Cette année, la #FêteDesMères signifient bien plus encore. Le travail que font les femmes et les personnes de diverses i...
04/29/2021

Cette année, la #FêteDesMères signifient bien plus encore. Le travail que font les femmes et les personnes de diverses identités de genre pour prendre soin de nous est sous-évalué. La justice de genre est la solution. Rejoignez le #SoulèvementDesMères: https://canadianwomen.org/fr/le-soulevement-des-meres/

Cette année, la #FêteDesMères signifient bien plus encore. Le travail que font les femmes et les personnes de diverses identités de genre pour prendre soin de nous est sous-évalué. La justice de genre est la solution. Rejoignez le #SoulèvementDesMères: https://canadianwomen.org/fr/le-soulevement-des-meres/

This year, #MothersDay means so much more. The work women and gender-diverse people do to take care of us is undervalued...
04/29/2021

This year, #MothersDay means so much more.

The work women and gender-diverse people do to take care of us is undervalued. Gender justice is the solution. Join the #MotherRising today: https://canadianwomen.org/the-mother-rising/

This year, #MothersDay means so much more.

The work women and gender-diverse people do to take care of us is undervalued. Gender justice is the solution. Join the #MotherRising today: https://canadianwomen.org/the-mother-rising/

Quel impact la pandémie a-t-elle eu sur votre bien-être et votre capacité à être parent ou aidant naturel? Nous voulons ...
04/28/2021

Quel impact la pandémie a-t-elle eu sur votre bien-être et votre capacité à être parent ou aidant naturel?

Nous voulons comprendre vos expériences sur l’ensemble de l’année et ce dont vous avez besoin:

https://canadianwomen.org/fr/le-soulevement-des-meres/sondage-la-mere-au-defi/

Quel impact la pandémie a-t-elle eu sur votre bien-être et votre capacité à être parent ou aidant naturel?

Nous voulons comprendre vos expériences sur l’ensemble de l’année et ce dont vous avez besoin:

https://canadianwomen.org/fr/le-soulevement-des-meres/sondage-la-mere-au-defi/

Right now, mothers are facing harsher pandemic impacts than many others. If you're a mother or caregiver, we want to und...
04/26/2021

Right now, mothers are facing harsher pandemic impacts than many others.

If you're a mother or caregiver, we want to understand your experiences over the past year through this quick, anonymous survey:

https://canadianwomen.org/the-mother-rising/survey-mothers/

Right now, mothers are facing harsher pandemic impacts than many others.

If you're a mother or caregiver, we want to understand your experiences over the past year through this quick, anonymous survey:

https://canadianwomen.org/the-mother-rising/survey-mothers/

Interested in how we can #BuildBackBetter? Join us for a virtual panel on how to support Gen Z women and girls during #C...
04/25/2021

Interested in how we can #BuildBackBetter? Join us for a virtual panel on how to support Gen Z women and girls during #COVID19 and beyond.

Register now for this #InGoodCompany discussion: https://bit.ly/3wXHBc3

Interested in how we can #BuildBackBetter? Join us for a virtual panel on how to support Gen Z women and girls during #COVID19 and beyond.

Register now for this #InGoodCompany discussion: https://bit.ly/3wXHBc3

What does intersectional leadership look like? And how can we address barriers to civic engagement?Join us on April 27 f...
04/24/2021

What does intersectional leadership look like? And how can we address barriers to civic engagement?

Join us on April 27 for this free live conversation about how we can clear the path to leadership for racialized & gender-diverse people in Canada: fb.me/e/1j26wFTtS

What does intersectional leadership look like? And how can we address barriers to civic engagement?

Join us on April 27 for this free live conversation about how we can clear the path to leadership for racialized & gender-diverse people in Canada: fb.me/e/1j26wFTtS

"This isn't yesterday's news." Three years ago a devastating attack fuelled by misogyny killed 10 people and injured 16 ...
04/23/2021
"This isn't yesterday's news": Three years after the Toronto van attack — The Big Story

"This isn't yesterday's news."

Three years ago a devastating attack fuelled by misogyny killed 10 people and injured 16 others. Today, we remember those lost and honour their memory by advocating for an end to gender-based violence in Canada.

Investment in #GBV prevention and intervention, gun control, and an ongoing commitment to intersectional gender analysis in governance and policy making can help end mass murder. Read more: https://bit.ly/3tOpaUZ

Today we revisit the van attack of April 23, 2018. It’s been three years since a van mounted the sidewalk near Yonge and Finch in Toronto’s north end, killing 10 and injuring 16. All it took was 7 minutes to terrorize a community and traumatize a city. Now we reflect on how the attack impacted.....

Right now, mothers are facing harsher pandemic impacts than many others. If you're a mother or caregiver, we want to und...
04/21/2021

Right now, mothers are facing harsher pandemic impacts than many others.

If you're a mother or caregiver, we want to understand your experiences over the past year through this quick, anonymous survey: https://bit.ly/2QlAQ2I

Right now, mothers are facing harsher pandemic impacts than many others.

If you're a mother or caregiver, we want to understand your experiences over the past year through this quick, anonymous survey: https://bit.ly/2QlAQ2I

Address

1920 Yonge Street, Suite 302
Toronto, ON
M4S 3E2

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

+1 416-365-1444

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Canadian Women's Foundation posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Canadian Women's Foundation:

Videos

Comment policy for this page

We welcome you and your comments on all Canadian Women’s Foundation social media pages. The purpose of these pages is to present matters of public interest to supporters and friends of the Canadian Women’s Foundation. We encourage you to submit your questions, comments, and concerns, but please note this is a moderated online discussion page. Please note that comments expressed by public users on this page do not reflect the opinions, position, and core value of the Canadian Women’s Foundation or its officers and employees. The Canadian Women’s Foundation disclaims any and all responsibility and liability for any materials or comments posted on this site by public users. The Canadian Women’s Foundation communications team moderates all comments and reserves the right to hide or remove your comment. We also reserve the right to block or remove access for repeat offenders of this policy. Comments will be removed if they: • Are threatening, harassing, slanderous, obscene, profane, and/or contain hate speech, name-calling, or are otherwise abusive as determined by the Canadian Women’s Foundation at its sole discretion • Contain libelous statements, such as allegations of criminal activity or comments that unfairly harm a person's reputation • Involve trolling, spamming, or are of a promotional nature • Violate the legal ownership or rights of another party, including intellectual property, privacy, or publicity rights • Contain material copied from other sources (exceptions include the use of brief quotes where the source is acknowledged) • Contain chain letters or pyramid schemes • Impersonate another person • Promote illegal activity • Contain sexual content or links to sexual content • Contain an offensive username or foul language • Contain any other content that is deemed inappropriate or off topic at the sole discretion of the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Please refrain from including personal information such as your address or phone number in your comment. Should you choose to post personal information, the Canadian Women’s Foundation accepts no responsibility for usage by third parties Finally, public users and commenters agree that you will indemnify the Canadian Women’s Foundation against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs) arising out of a claim by a third party relating to any material you have posted. If you have any questions concerning this policy, please contact the Canadian Women’s Foundation at [email protected] or 416-365-1444.

Nearby non profit organizations


Other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Toronto

Show All

Comments

How to signal for help on video or in person CanadianWomensFoundation
Direkte Hilfe für betroffene Familien: Global Family organisiert Glücksmomente Um von Armut, Gewalt und Krankheit betroffenen Familien besonders im Lockdown zu helfen, lassen sich Prominente versteigern. Global Family verschenkt im Normalfall Urlaube. Jetzt kommen die Ferien nach Hause. Künstler und Hoteliers schenken gemeinsam Glücksmomente an Familien in Not. Künstler*innen und Spender von Büchern usw. schaffen Nähe zu Betroffenen, erfüllen Wünsche und versorgen sie mit einer Portion Glückseligkeit. Dazu die Psychologin und Kabarettistin Isabella Woldrich: „Die schönsten Stunden in unseren Kindertagen geben uns Kraft für das ganze Leben. Jeder Glücksmoment besonders in noch durch die Pandemie verschärften Zeiten ist ein heilsamer Balsam auf verwundete Seelen“. Isabella Woldrich:
Canadian Women's Foundation, women's anti-violence groups, women's rights groups...... Please someone, somewhere stand up and provide a public statement. What say any of your organizations regarding this travesty? https://www.facebook.com/michellerempelmp/videos/444745610175086
Sign up now for FREE & join the event ASAP https://vibrant-jennings-8e01e9.netlify.app/ https://vibrant-jennings-8e01e9.netlify.app/ #Hello_Guys_Click_live_video_4k_Black_Womens #https_A_Celebration_of_Black_Women #lkjhgfdrtyujhgfdf #a_celebration_of_black_womens_voices_in_the_journey_to_gender_equality_live_online #ofBlackWomensVoicesintheJourneytoGenderEquality #hd_live_link_najmus #A_Celebration_of_Black_Womens_Voices #Watch_Live_Streaming_OnlineACelebrationof #ACelebration_ofBlackVoices #live_join_events_lick_tya_14k #black_womens_live2021 #ACelebration_ofBlackVoices #Hello_Guys_Click_live_video_4k_Black_Womens #live_join_events_lick_tya_14ki #live_join_events_lick_tya_14ki
#Hello_Guys_Click_live_video_4k_Black_Womens #https_A_Celebration_of_Black_Women #lkjhgfdrtyujhgfdf #a_celebration_of_black_womens_voices_in_the_journey_to_gender_equality_live_online #ofBlackWomensVoicesintheJourneytoGenderEquality #hd_live_link_najmus #A_Celebration_of_Black_Womens_Voices #Watch_Live_Streaming_OnlineACelebrationof #ACelebration_ofBlackVoices #live_join_events_lick_tya_14k #black_womens_live2021 #ACelebration_ofBlackVoices #Hello_Guys_Click_live_video_4k_Black_Womens #live_join_events_lick_tya_14ki
Did you know that early heart attack signs are MISSED in 78% of women? We can change that. A new talk covers reasons that statistic is so high and it's available at no charge to your group or organization (or you can join the public presentation at no charge Dec 18/20). It's all live via Zoom: 5 Personal Strengths That Get In The Way Of Living -- Keys to a Better Life from a Heart Attack Survivor. tinyurl.com/public-heart Save your seat today! (Thank you CFW for permission to post this!)
Hello, are there other ways to join your Nov 25th event other than FB? I have team members who are interested but don't have FB accounts.