Women’s organizations and other organizations offering significant gender-based violence supports and services to women, trans, Two Spirit, and non-binary people, except for shelters and transition houses and those funded by Indigenous Services Canada.
If your organization is a Violence Against Women Shelter or Transition House, you are not eligible for these grants. VAW Shelters and Transition Houses are funded through Women’s Shelters Canada Response and Recovery Funding, please contact Kaitlin Geiger-Bardswich at firstname.lastname@example.org from Women’s Shelters Canada. For the purposes of this funding, eligible VAW shelters/transition houses are defined as facilities whose primary mandate is to provide 24/7 residential services for women and children fleeing domestic violence.
If your organization is funded by Indigenous Services Canada, please contact email@example.com. Indigenous Services Canada is responsible for distributing funding to eligible First Nations Shelters and on-reserve gender-based violence services to prevent, prepare, and respond to COVID 19.
Organizations that have NOT received emergency COVID funding from the Canadian Women’s Foundation related to addressing and preventing gender-based violence (grant reference numbers that contain GBV22)
If your organization has already received funds under the Shockproofing Communities Renewal or Recovery grants (reference number GBV22) your organization is NOT eligible for these funds. If you apply for this grant, you can still apply for other funding from the Canadian Women’s Foundation.
In any province or territory except Quebec.
If your organization is in Quebec, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The government of Quebec is responsible for distributing funding to eligible organizations in the province.
Incorporated non-profit organizations with a valid charitable number from Canada Revenue Agency, or a First Nation or other organization/municipality that is designated as a qualified donee by Canada Revenue Agency.Note: Qualified donees are typically defined under the Income Tax Act as, “organizations that can issue official donation receipts for gifts they receive from individuals and corporations. Registered charities can also make gifts to them.”Some First Nations have qualified donee status; to search if your nation has QD status pleasesee the CRA website.Incorporated non-profit organizations without charitable status which are not qualified donees will be considered if they are working with a partner who has charitable status or is a qualified donee and has a mandate relevant to the project. Please discuss with a Grants Advisor at the Foundation prior to submitting your application.
We encourage applicants from and applications supporting equity-seeking communities, including:
- First Nations, Métis, and Inuit women, girls, Two Spirit, trans, and non-binary people
- Black women, girls, Two Spirit, trans, and non-binary people
- Women, girls, Two Spirit, trans, and non-binary people living with disabilities
- Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, pansexual, androgynous, and asexual (2SLGBTQI+) people