About The Canadian Women’s Foundation
We are Canada’s public foundation for 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, we work to achieve systemic change.
We support women, girls, and gender-diverse people to move out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership.
Since 1991, our generous donors and supporters have contributed more than $185 million to fund over 3,000 life-transforming programs throughout Canada.
Together, we will build a gender equal Canada by:
Areas of Impact
The work of the Canadian Women’s Foundation and the organizations we support takes place on traditional First Nations, Métis, and Inuit territories. We are grateful for the opportunity to meet and work on this land. However, we recognize that land acknowledgments are not enough. We need to pursue truth, reconciliation, decolonization, and allyship in an ongoing effort to make right with all our relations.
We aim to be inclusive of diverse people across gender and sexuality spectrums. We focus our efforts on supporting those who face the most barriers and have least access to relevant services. This includes people who identify as women, girls, trans, genderqueer, non-binary, and 2SLGBTQI+.
United Nations Representation
The Canadian Women’s Foundation is an Economic & Social Council accredited organization in consultation with the United Nations. This designation enables us to participate in international events focused on advancing gender justice with other non-governmental organizations.