Your Impact

Each year, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the Canadian Women’s Foundation makes a measurable difference in communities across Canada.

Your support translates into impact on many levels: it can change the lives of program participants, and ripple outward through their families and communities. It also helps us to build networks that advocate for change at the provincial and national levels – leading toward the advancement of gender equality in Canada.

Annual Impact Reports

Impact Report 2019-2021

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2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Canadian Women’s Foundation by trailblazing women with the vision of a gender-equal Canada. They began the journey. Today, you continue to push their efforts forward at this most critical time.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put decades of gender equality progress at risk, but together we are turning this trajectory around and keeping up the momentum for intersectional gender justice.

Impact Report 2018/2019

View the 2018/19 Annual Report

Thank you for your tireless support of the Canadian Women’s Foundation! In the 2018-19 annual report, you’ll see snapshots of what we’ve accomplished together. With your support, we have advocated for systemic change, strengthened the women’s sector, and funded community programs across the country that change lives.

View the 2018/19 donors and volunteers list

You make the Foundation’s work possible: you are the donors, the corporate partners, the volunteers, the community partners, the gender equality champions, and allies. You all play a key role in advancing equality and we can’t thank you enough for your tireless commitment!

Impact Report 2017/2018

View the 2017/18 Impact Report

As a supporter of the Canadian Women’s Foundation, you are making all the difference! You change the lives of women and girls across Canada, and you take action to advance gender equality. Your support remains vital to our vision, particularly at this pivotal point in the movement toward gender equity.

View the 2017/18 donors and volunteers list

At the Canadian Women’s Foundation, we are inspired by the passion and commitment of our supporters – whether they’re volunteers, individual donors, community partners or corporate partners. You have our heartfelt thanks for supporting our vision and mission!

Impact Report 2016/2017

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View the 2016/17 Impact Report

Thanks to you, we support programs and shelters across the country that empower women and girls to move out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership. Thanks to you, we’re changing lives and advancing gender equality in Canada.

View the 2016/17 donors and volunteers list

We couldn’t do our work without the support of our dedicated donors, supporters, and volunteers. A huge thank you to the individuals, community, and corporate partners who support our mission and understand that gender equality strengthens everyone!

Impact Report 2015/2016

View the 2015/16 Impact Report
Last year you helped to support 106 programs and 446 shelters, impacting 67,588 lives.

View the 2015/16 donors and volunteers list
Thank you for being the spark that ignites change in the lives of women and girls! We couldn’t do our work without the support of our dedicated donors, supporters, and volunteers. A huge thank you to the individuals, community, and corporate partners who support our mission and understand that gender equality strengthens everyone.

Impact Report 2014/2015

You help to change lives and transform communities. Thanks to you, we’re building the capacity of grantee organizations, raising awareness about issues affecting women and girls, and building a community that’s working toward gender equality in Canada.

Read the Impact Report which illustrates how your support helps move women and girls out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership.

Read the accompanying Gratitude Report which recognizes those who have generously given their time and money to the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

Annual Report 2013/2014

Over the last 24 years, your support has helped to make the Canadian Women’s Foundation one of the ten largest women’s foundations in the world. Thanks to you, we are now the leading voice for women and girls in Canada. Last year, you helped us to raise over $7 million to help women and girls move out of violence, out of poverty and into confidence. Download the PDF

Thank you for pushing for gender justice, not in spite of the times, but because of them. You know it’s the key to unlocking a better future for us all. (Paulette Senior, President and CEO)

Changemaker Updates


April 2022

The pandemic continues to have a disproportionate impact on mothers and caregivers. Learn how you can take action through our Mother Rising campaign, and support programs that help diverse mothers and caregivers overcome the barriers they're facing.

December 2021

With the launch of our Signal For Help Responder Campaign, we're rallying people to help change the culture around gender-based violence from stigma to support. Find out how to become a Signal for Help responder, and learn more about how the violence prevention programs that you support are transforming lives.

August 2021

Read about how your support lifts girls and young people as they move into an uncertain future, as well as how millions in grant support has moved to grassroots organizations in the pandemic.

April 2021

As the Canadian Women's Foundation marks 30 years of impact for gender justice, read about how your support is translating into critical funding, collective action, and urgent advocacy for a pandemic recovery that centres gender equality.

Granting Program Updates


Economic Development Program Impact Report (April 2021)

Learn about how your support empowered women on their journeys out of poverty through economic development programs tailored to their specific needs. These programs provide critical training and skills that help women overcome barriers to employment in diverse fields.

Tireless in the Pandemic (March 2021)

Read about the action of tireless donors and partners to address gender equality and gender justice in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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