The COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on vulnerable women and girls throughout Canada. Programs and services are seeing a surge in gender-based violence and economic problems and they’re struggling to meet women’s needs.

The situation becomes more urgent by the day.

When you donate to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, you’ll help service providers with:

  • delivering critical services to women and girls through our annual and multi-year grants program
  • wraparound support (e.g. childcare, food, transit)
  • safety supplies (gloves, masks, cleaning supplies)
  • operational costs (rent, utilities)
  • digitization of services for physical distancing
  • and more

We need your help to ensure programs and services can survive, that the most vulnerable women and girls have the supports they need to get through this crisis, and that they have the resources to rebuild their lives in the months ahead.

We recognize that these are uncertain times for everyone. Every gift will help and every dollar counts. We are so grateful for your support at this critical time.

Learn more

The Facts: Women and Pandemics

Resetting Normal: Building Gender Equality into the Pandemic Recovery: Resetting Normal is a series of reports on gender equality and the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. The series explores risks to human rights exposed by the pandemic and proposes new ways to build a gender-equal Canada in pandemic recovery efforts.

Tireless in the Pandemic: March 2021 update on the impact of donors and partners

“This will help our organization mitigate substantial enterprise losses and most importantly, gives us COURAGE to continue and support the work and social change action led by women.”

-Julia Grady, Executive Director of 10C (Guelph, Ontario)

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, processing of mailed-in cheques may be delayed. Please consider making your donation online or by calling toll-free: 1-866-293-4483