You belong in the Rosemary Brown Giving Collective

Until all of us have made it, none of us have made it.” – Rosemary Brown

The Rosemary Brown Giving Collective honours one of our founding mothers, and brings together a community of like-minded monthly donors who share her commitment to gender justice.

Your monthly investment helps sustain essential community-based programs and enable long-term interventions to advance gender equality in Canada. It supports women, girls, and gender-diverse people to reach their full potential, creating a better future for us all.

“I feel as though, in some small way, I’m part of the solution. When things feel out of control, it’s comforting to feel like your support and your choices matter.” Christine Gresham, member of the Rosemary Brown Giving Collective

Join the Rosemary Brown Giving Collective. Become a monthly donor today.

As a member of the Rosemary Brown Giving Collective, you can look forward to:

  • Updates on the impact of your giving
  • Invitations to exclusive events on developments in gender justice
  • Opportunities to get together and volunteer, raise your voice in advocacy, and share your insights
  • An annual tax receipt and thank you recognition

Have questions?

  • Shagana Ehamparam, Manager of Individual Giving and Community Fundraising, would be happy to hear from you. Please reach out to her via email at sehamparam@canadianwomen.org or via phone at 1.866.293.4483 ext. 224

Rosemary Brown was the first Black woman elected as a member of a provincial legislature in Canada, serving for the New Democratic Party from 1972-1986. She was also first woman in Canada to run for the leadership of a Canadian federal political party, a breakthrough that inspired many women to run for political office. As an MLA during the 1970s, Rosemary was instrumental in introducing legislation that prohibited discrimination based on sex or marital status, helped to establish the Berger Commission on the Family, and formed a committee to eliminate sexism in school textbooks and curricula. She was also the chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission from 1993-1996. As an advocate for women’s rights, she was Ombudswoman and co-founder of the Vancouver Status of Women Council. Rosemary was recognized with the United Nations’ Humans Rights Fellowship in 1973, was appointed to the Order of British Columbia in 1995, and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1996.

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