Your support enables the Canadian Women’s Foundation to focus on critical challenges facing diverse women, girls, and Two Spirit, trans, and non-binary people all over Canada today. And you make effective long-term change for gender equality and justice possible.
Areas of Impact
Grants in Focus Areas:
We deliver grants in the areas of Out of Poverty, Out of Violence, and Into Confidence. Our fourth focus area, Inclusive Leadership development, is incorporated into the other focus areas.
The Canadian Women’s Foundation’s grant selection process enables us to identify high-impact Grantee Partners who:
have a strong track record of lasting, quality impact, not just “quantity impact”
address barriers faced by those who are underserved by mainstream social services
administer programs that are co-created and co-led with participants
meet multiple needs of participants to ensure services are accessible (e.g. childcare, transportation, one-on-one advocacy)
work in partnership with other local organizations and community leaders
In general, grantees are selected by diverse community reviewers. Along the grant cycle, we stay in contact with grantee partners to provide support, and they connect with each other in “communities of practice” to share promising approaches to service delivery all over the country.