End poverty

At the Canadian Women’s Foundation, we want every low-income woman to have the chance to move herself and her children out of poverty.

“I had issues in so many areas of my life. Nothing was in a good place. It was not only bad for me but bad for my kids too. The program didn’t just teach me how to start a small business, but how to have a better life.”

“The coaching and mentoring were the best. They helped me see I had skills I didn’t know I had. They helped me believe I can do this. They helped me be not so scared — not so alone.”

“I know it’s not going to be easy, but I want to be independent. I want to be a role model for my kids and see them succeed in life. Whatever it takes, I will do it.”

We help women in Canada to move out of poverty by funding life-changing programs designed especially for them. Through these unique programs, they can learn a skilled trade, start a small business, or get work experience.

Learn how you can help end poverty for women and their children.

2016 Econonomic Development Programs (PDF)

2015 Economic Development Programs (PDF)

2009-2014 economic development programs (PDF)