We partner with companies that champion gender equality
By partnering with the Canadian Women’s Foundation, companies can help move gender equity in Canada forward by investing in impactful programs across the country. Together we will work to develop a customized plan that drives engagement and aligns with your DEI and ESG goals.
There are many ways to partner with us. You can choose to support all of the Foundation’s areas of impact, or you may choose to support a specific campaign or area of impact that aligns with your specific objectives. Together we will work with you to develop a customized plan that drives engagement and impact for women, girls, and gender-diverse people.
Get in touch with us to explore partnership opportunities:
Host a corporate event: Looking for a great way to engage your employees around gender equality and make a difference in the lives of women, girls, and gender-diverse people? We can provide ideas and support for your corporate fundraising event.
Launch a cause-marketing campaign:
We can help you create a cause marketing plan that engages your target audience, builds your profile, and supports gender equity. Check out some of the companies that support the Foundation
through cause marketing.
Engage employees through workplace giving: Provide your team with the opportunity to make an impact through payroll charitable contributions or encourage them by matching employee donations to the Foundation.
Sponsor our annual International Women’s Day event: Demonstrate your commitment to gender equity in the workplace by attending and supporting our annual March 8th hybrid event.
Align with one of our annual campaigns: Whether in honour of Mother’s Day or International Women’s Day, increase your impact and profile by matching public donations up to a designated amount. We’ll work with you to create a custom plan that drives engagement and highlights your support. Read more about our campaigns below.
Become a Signal for Help Responder at Work: Your workplace can help address gender-based violence, engage employees, and build workplace safety by hosting a virtual Signal for Help employee responder training.
Campaign-Focused Partnership Opportunities
First Quarter: January through March
Theme: International Women’s Day (IWD)
Campaign timeframe: The month leading up to IWD (March 8)
Area of impact: All
Demonstrate your commitment to gender justice and equality in your company, community, and across Canada.
Second Quarter: April and May
Theme: Mother’s Day
Campaign timeframe: Mid-April to Mother’s Day
Area of impact: All
The Mother Rising campaign raises funds to support programs that make things better for mothers and caregivers across Canada.
Third Quarter: September/October
Theme: Back to School
Campaign timeframe: September to International Day of the Girl (October 11)
Areas of impact: Programs for young people that support confidence, well-being, relationship and leadership skills
Through the Back to School campaign, you can help ensure there are programs for young people who need them.
Fourth Quarter: November/December
Theme: Gender-Based Violence, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (Nov. 25-Dec. 10), National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Dec. 6)
Campaign timeframe: Nov. 25 to Dec. 10
Area of impact: Freedom from gender-based violence
Theme: Signal for Help, Gender-based violence
Area of Impact: Gender-based violence
In 2020, we created the Signal for Help, a one-handed gesture to silently show you need help. The Signal has since evolved into a universal “SOS” for gender-based violence. In 2021, we launched the Signal for Help Responder Campaign to help people learn how to support a friend, family member, or colleague who is experiencing abuse.