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Take Action During the Week of
International Women’s Day 2019!

Join us all week long (March 4 – 8, 2019) to celebrate women and girls in Canada, take action to advance gender equality, and be part of the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn!

How can you take action for International Women’s Day 2019?

Image of girl at blackboard. Girls face multiple barriers to leadershipLEARN about the barriers to leadership throughout a woman’s life
Women in Canada face many barriers to leadership during their careers. But what about the barriers they face as girls, long before they enter the workforce?

Read our blog post on the barriers to leadership to get the full picture.


Image of woman in workplace. SIGN an open letter to show your support for women leaders: There are six key ways Canada can better support, retain, and advance diverse women leaders.

Sign this open letter as a pledge to better support diverse women’s leadership at your workplace.


Leadership Illustration compares traditional and inclusive leadership. The Canadian Women's Foundation promotes inclusive leadershipADVOCATE for inclusive leadership
Share this poster (illustrated by ©Katy Dockrill) and help redefine what leadership looks like.

Post it on social media and tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn!

And don’t forget to print a copy for your workplace!


Image of Elizabeth, who participated in a program funded by the Canadian Women's FoundationDONATE
With your donation, the Canadian Women’s Foundation funds programs that help women and girls in Canada move out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership.

With your donation, we can help women like Elizabeth realize their full potential and become leaders.


You can also take action through our partners:

SHOP with Simons
Logo of Simons department store, which supports the Canadian Women's FoundationShop at Simons on International Women’s Day (March 8, 2019), and 10 per cent of all in-store and online sales will be donated to the Canadian Women’s Foundation.


WATCH and SHARE these inspiring videos
RBC: Learn how RBC supports and celebrates women. This video features Elizabeth Correia, entrepreneur and past participant of a Canadian Women’s Foundation-funded program.
Giant Tiger: See how Giant Tiger has inspired girls through a project with the Canadian Women’s Foundation-funded program Les Scientifines!


READ an empowering white paper
Our partner Randstad Canada is committed to empowering women in the world of work. To celebrate International Women’s Day, they are launching a white paper based on innovative conversations between women who challenge the status quo.


MATCH on Bumble
On March 8, for every match you make with someone on Bumble Date,  Bumble BFF, or Bumble Bizz, Bumble will donate $0.02 to the Canadian Women’s Foundation. To help them raise money, all you have to do is download Bumble, choose Date, BFF, or Bizz, and start meeting new people. Every time your right swipe leads to a match on March 8, 2019, Bumble will donate more money.


Image of clothing by Eileen Fisher, which is helping to raise funds for the Canadian Women's Foundation SHOP a special product line at Eileen Fisher’s flagship stores
Eileen Fisher is celebrating International Women’s Day by donating 100% of sales from their Morse Code Collection to the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Visit one of the three Canadian stores in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver between March 8 – 10, 2019 to shop iconic styles featuring their exclusive “Future is Female” print.


CHECK OUT with PayPal
From March 1 – 23, 2019, shop any of these brands online and check out with PayPal. For each sale, PayPal will make a donation to the Canadian Women’s Foundation.


ENTER a Dynamite Contest
Our friends at Dynamite are giving away a $1,000 wardrobe for International Women’s Day. Enter the contest now!


ATTEND an event for International Women’s Day

In Calgary:
*March 7: WomenSense’s and Community Natural Foods’ International Women’s Day event (WomenSense is a partner of the Canadian Women’s Foundation).
*March 8: Raintree Financial’s Women and Wealth Gala (all proceeds go to the Canadian Women’s Foundation).

In Toronto:
March 8:
*Society of Beer Drinking Ladies’ International Women’s Day Tap Takeover (a portion of proceeds go to the Canadian Women’s Foundation).
*Women of Change’s Night of Inspiration (all proceeds go to the Canadian Women’s Foundation).