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YWCA Halifax

Level UP: Building for Community and Preparing for Growth This project will prepare YWCA Halifax for investment readiness by preparing a compelling investment case through consultations with architects, consultants, engineers and diverse communities and staff to develop a 2,000 sq. ft. expansion of the YWCA’s centre in Spryfield. This proposed construction project will create more […]


Rural Education and Leadership Program for GSAs (R.E.A.L. Program)

The Youth Project, Halifax The R.E.A.L. program will engage students who are involved in Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) in five rural areas across the province, helping them develop leadership skills and educate their school communities. Creating confident GSA students and a more educated and welcoming community will reduce violence. By providing support, the project builds resilience […]


From Safety Planning to Safety Assessment: Enhancing Risk Management in the Lives of Women and their Children

Juniper House, Yarmouth This project will integrate the safety assessment and risk management approach used by The Redwood, which offers shelter and support services to women and children, to optimize service at Juniper House. This grant  enables Juniper House to research and identify the supports needed by women in the rural Nova Scotia area. This […]


The Canadian Women’s Foundation Leadership Institute

The Coady Institute, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia More than 70 mid-career women in the non-profit sector received intensive leadership training through this pilot project, which ran from 2012 to 2015. The Leadership Institute, established in partnership with the Coady Institute at St. Francis Xavier University, was designed to ensure that the next […]


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