60 million girls is a public foundation established to support education for girls in order to create a more just and balanced world. Its objective is to support at least one major education project annually in developing countries with the greatest gender disparity in school enrollment.
A Celebration of Women™ Foundation Inc. is a global women’s advocacy foundation created to house women students at the planned safe houses named Celebration House™, offer a direct education bursary, and provide funding internationally for education programs established through the Alumni of Women of Action™ program.
An umbrella group of agencies and programs delivering employment and training services to women in Ontario. Its mission is to promote and support community-based training opportunities for women.
A not-for-profit organization committed to helping victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Through sustainable program development and cooperation with other NGOs, we are making a meaningful difference in the lives of women and children trapped by abusive and tragic circumstances.
The mission of the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead is to inspire positive social change by sharing of one woman's remarkable drive and dedication to making the world a better place for women and families.
Adsum meets women and children where they are, without judgment, offering a range of services and support during periods of homelessness. They offer an emergency shelter, second-stage housing, and affordable supportive housing for women.
This organization's mission is to promote girls' education in Africa, and they envision a world in which every girl has access to quality education. AERC provides talented teenage girls from resource-limited families with scholarships to attend secondary/high school and mentorships to inspire them to succeed. They also raise awareness about educational issues in Africa in various forums.
African Women Acting is a not-for-profit African Women Artists' organization geared towards empowering, preserving and promoting women's issues & the heritage of African culture through African arts and female artists with African expression.
The After Breast Cancer program helps women with limited financial resources recovering from breast cancer to regain their confidence by providing them with bras, camisoles and/or prostheses at no cost to them.
Alice Housing provides safe and affordable second and third stage housing for women and children leaving family violence. Our supportive programs and counselling provide a continuum of support for families wishing to heal from the devastating effects of domestic abuse.
A nonprofit charitable organization founded in order to provide community-based treatment services to address the unique issues affecting women coping with substance abuse.
Anduhyaun Inc. strives to support Aboriginal women and their children in their efforts to maintain their cultural identity, their self-esteem, and their economic, physical and spiritual well-being. They run an emergency shelter, second stage housing, and a children's daycare.
ANNISAA is a women’s empowerment organization promoting the livelihoods of Muslim women through educational enrichment, healthy living, and social development. They envision a society where Muslim women see their true potential as socioeconomic and cultural leaders at the forefront of the community.
Annual Gift Basket Drive shines the spotlight on making the holidays a special time for women residing in shelters across the GTA. Each year, they provide upwards of 2,500 seasonal gift baskets to our community partners.
The Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre is an independent, feminist, community-based, organization. They provide information, support services, and programs for women of all ages and backgrounds in an environment that is sensitive to women’s needs.
Arising Women provides women experiencing abuse with a non-judgmental and inclusive environment where they can feel safe, understood and supported. Services offered include counselling, referral, life coaching, workshops educating on abuse, conflict resolution employment, legal matters, and soft fitness programs.
The Assaulted Women's Helpline offers a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line to all women who have experienced abuse. It provides counselling, emotional support, information and referrals and is dedicated to working towards equality for all women.
An organization for women living with or married to men who pay support to an ex-wife. The site is in French only.
AWID's mission is to connect, inform and mobilize people and organizations committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights.
The clinic is named after Barbra Schlifer, a young woman who was sexually assaulted and murdered on April 11, 1980, the day of her call to the Bar of Ontario. The Clinic provides a unique combination of free legal, counselling, cultural interpretation and referral services to women who are survivors of partner assault, sexual assault and incest/childhood sexual abuse.
Provides free support services for all women who are or have been in intimate, abusive relationships as adults. Peer Counsellors are available to talk with women on the phone, or meet with women on a one-to-one basis by appointment. All of services are free and confidential.
The mission of the BCCEWH is to improve the health of women by fostering collaboration on innovative, multi-disciplinary research endeavours and action-oriented approaches to women's health initiatives, women-centred programs, and health policy. We pay particular attention to policy that will improve the health status of women who are marginalised and who face multiple disadvantages in health due to socio-economic status, race, culture, age, sexual orientation, geography, disability, and/or addiction.
The only facility in BC devoted exclusively to the health of women. In addition to being one of the country's busiest maternity hospitals, we also provide a broad range of specialized health services including, breast health, substance dependency, and osteoporosis. The Foundation provides vital funding for capital equipment, research and training.
Beginnings provides services to women with unplanned pregnancies, to enhance their well-being and that of the child. We offer free professional pregnancy counselling, self-esteem and pre-natal programs, post-abortion counselling, foster care, adoption services and education.
The Behavioural Health Foundation provides long-term residential programming for men, women, teens, family units and pregnant women experiencing a variety of addiction problems. Dependents of these persons are also accommodated both in residence and in program.
Offering a private, safe and luxurious rehabilitation centre, this organization works with women who have had many different life experiences and require assistance working through severe and sensitive issues such as addiction and abuse. Working together with a highly qualified and dedicated team, clients can begin working their way towards becoming an independent and dignified individual of society. As a residence retreat, Blue Mountain Rehab offers 30, 60 or 90 day stays and a community of women who work as a team to support one another through this transition and offer continuous support.
Bravestone Centre Inc. is a nationally accredited charitable organization providing women and their children affected by domestic violence with individual and group therapy, family counselling and a variety of support programs while living in the safety of our program.
This organization strives to make Brock and its community a safer place by providing non-judgemental support to anyone affected by sexual violence. They offer anonymous, confidential, and free support services, public education, resources, training, drop-in support, youth programs, workshops, and more.
Bryony House provides 24-hour emergency shelter and a distress line for women, with or without children, fleeing intimate partner violence. They also provide women and children with supportive counselling and transitional services in an effort to break the cycle of abuse.
Promotes and supports the integration of immigrant women into the community and the larger Canadian society. Programs include: skills training and employment services; cross-cultural parenting; English as a second language; and family conflict and integration.
The shelter has provided safety and support to abused women and their families since 1974.
The Women's Sexual Assault Centre has operated in Campbell River since 1993, offering individual counselling and group support for women who are survivors of recent and/or historic assault/abuse.
Canada's pro-choice, volunteer organization working to ensure that all women have total reproductive freedom to exercise the right to safe, accessible abortion.
Encourages girls and women to get out of the bleachers, off of the sidelines, and onto the fields, rinks, pools, locker rooms and board rooms of this country.
CAEFS is a federation of autonomous societies which works with, and on behalf of, women involved with the justice system, particularly women in conflict with the law. Elizabeth Fry Societies are community based agencies dedicated to offering services and programs to marginalized women, advocating for legislative and administrative reform and offering fora within which the public may be informed about, and participate in, aspects of the justice system which affect women.
A Pan Canadian group of sexual assault centres who have come together to implement the legal, social and attitudinal changes necessary to prevent, and ultimately eradicate, rape and sexual assault. The intent of the Canadian Association is to act as a force for social change regarding violence against women at the individual, the institutional and the political level.
This organization is exclusively dedicated to raising funds to support breast cancer research, education, diagnosis, and treatment. It organizes among other events the annual "CIBC Run for the Cure" a special event held the first Sunday in the month of October (breast cancer awareness month) every year.
National non-profit organization to help Muslim women participate effectively in Canadian society and to promote mutual understanding with other women.
An organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
A voluntary, nonpartisan, non-profit, self-funded bilingual organization of 10,000 women university graduates. CFUW members are active in public affairs, working to raise the social, economic, and legal status of women, as well as to improve education, the environment, peace, justice and human rights.
CRIAW is a research institute that provides tools to facilitate organizations taking action to advance social justice and equality for all women. CRIAW recognizes women’s diverse experiences and perspectives; creates spaces for developing women’s knowledge; bridges regional isolation; and provides communication links between/among researchers and organizations actively working to promote social justice and equality for all women.
This organization's goals are to advance education and educational opportunities for Afghan women and their families and to educate and increase the understanding of Canadians about human rights in Afghanistan.
As Canada's first and only national public foundation for women and girls, CWF has earned a reputation as an organization that is accessible to grass-roots women's groups. CWF supports results-oriented solutions to the problems faced by women and girls.
A network of individuals, groups, organizations, and institutions concerned with women's health. The CWHN recognizes the importance of information sharing, education and advocacy on women's health, and works to build and strengthen the women's health movement in Canada and throughout the world.
The Canadian Women Voters Congress is a non-partisan, grassroots charitable organization, dedicated to encouraging all Canadian women to become strong, effective voices at all levels of government.
This organization serves to provide a support network for women in business, employed or self-employed. They meet to share information and ideas
to strengthen or improve their business activities, foster friendships and participate in or initiate fundraising for charitable organizations.
in the community.
Cause We Care Foundation supports resources and programs that assist marginalized single mothers and their children in the Lower Mainland. They believe in strengthening a single mother's capacity for self-help and in creating opportunities for development and growth for herself and her children.
A supportive recovery home for women coping with the first stage of substance abuse recovery. It provides access to 12-step meetings, facilitates daily group and individual sessions, offers individual nutritional planning, and twice weekly aerobic exercise with a certified instructor.
CHOICES Adoption and Counselling Services (National: Victoria, BC)
CHOICES is a licensed professional, nonprofit, non-sectarian counselling and adoption agency providing services to birth-parents (free counselling), adoptees and adoptive parents throughout BC and across Canada, including domestic and international adoptions, support groups and family events.
A nonprofit organization that provides training, settlement, employment and self-employment services to individuals, with priority to the needs of immigrants, visible minority, low-income people with a specific focus on services to women in Toronto and surrounding areas.
The official site for child care and day care services in the new City of Hamilton. This site includes comprehensive data on licensed and home-based services, map-based searching and child/family related information including advice on how to choose child care.
A nonprofit women's centre that uses the vitality of expressive arts to promote growth and well being within families, individuals, and communities.
Dawn House (Local: Kingston, ON)
Dawn House is a 24-hour emergency shelter offering temporary accommodation for women and children who are experiencing a housing crisis. They offer a safe, non-judgmental, caring environment, counselling and support to help women find suitable accommodation.
A global, non-profit organization for women in new media and digital technology. DigitalEve offers the opportunity for women and their communities to close the gap between women's contribution to and the lack of recognition for their efforts in new media.
A voice of women with disabilities in Canada, providing support, information and resources; enhancing communications among women with disabilities, and between the disabled consumer movement and the women's movement; educating and raising the awareness of the general public regarding the needs and concerns of women with disabilities.
DAWN Ontario is a cross-disability organization working towards access, equity, and full participation of women with disabilities through public education, coalition-building, lobbying and resource development.
Based in Calgary, Discover House is a second stage shelter for abused women and their children offering programs to assist women and children in dealing with the effects of family violence.
A registered nonprofit Catholic charitable society with trained volunteers who uphold Catholic values, provide direct services for domestic abuse victims, and educate people about domestic abuse and relationship violence. We are advocators of non-violence who maintain an abuse helpline and provide individual support, safe housing, access to spiritual, legal, financial and psychological resources.
Dr. Roz's Healing Place is an organization that provides emergency housing, support services and referrals to assaulted women and their children. The youth program consists of creative and artistic design, daily therapeutic groups, fundraising activities, administrative support, as well as music and drama. Other programs within the centre include counseling, job training, life skills development, creative, and educational programming activities.
A not-for-profit organization that provides interview suits, confidence boosts, and career development to low income women who are entering the workforce.
The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success serves clients by referral only.
The mission of Dress for Success Regina is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
A community-based charitable organization dedicated to promoting healthy body image and to supporting individuals who experience disordered eating and related issues through education, support, advocacy, prevention and heath promotion. We offer peer support groups, workshops and an eating disorders resource centre.
A charitable organization whose purpose is to promote positive body image and self-acceptance through education and awareness of eating disorders, weight preoccupation, and size prejudice. We provide information, referrals, presentations and workshops.
The Elizabeth Bagshaw Women's Clinic is a registered nonprofit, accredited medical facility committed to providing reproductive and abortion services with full counselling, in a safe and confidential atmosphere.
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba is a nonprofit, community-based agency that's mandate is to reduce the number of women and girls involved in the criminal justice system by providing a variety of programs, services, and advocacy support to women and girls who are in conflict with the law or have been in conflict with the law.
Equal Voice (National: Ottawa, ON)
A group of women and men who are deeply concerned about Canadian politics formed this multi-partisan, nonprofit organization, which is devoted to the still-bold idea that more women must be elected to every level of government in Canada.
Ernestine's Women's Shelter provides a safe haven and a temporary home for women and their children fleeing domestic violence. We provide crisis intervention and a range of long-term holistic support services.
FLEW is a public legal education project funded by the government of Ontario to assist women in understanding their family law rights. They provide a variety of resources including recorded webinars, legal education booklets, and specialized resources for women.
Since 1897, FWIO has been responding to the diverse and unique needs of rural and urban Ontario women, their families and communities. Over 600 membership branches offer high quality education, support programs and services.
This nonprofit's mission is to empower young girls and women around the globe to discover their potential as individuals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders through the dynamics of socially responsible entrepreneurship.
FitSpirit (Regional: Saint-Jérôme, QC)
FitSpirit is a nonprofit organization that offers young girls between 13 and 17 years of age tangible ways of motivating them to adopt an active, healthy and well-balanced lifestyle. They offer presentations to schools by top Canadian female athletes.
Fort Garry Women's Resource Centre is a not-for-profit, feminist organization supporting women to engage in healthy life choices for themselves and their families through innovative and responsive programming and excellence in service.
The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs BC mission is to educate and mentor women entrepreneurs through its four programs: Entrepreneur Series (E-Series), Mentor Program, Roundtables, and the Student Internship Program.
Fullstop (International: British Columbia)
The vision of Fullstop is a world without injustice against women and girls, a world where they are free to thrive. Their mission is to raise awareness of injustice against women and girls in the world's poorest countries, and to raise funds to support organizations engaged in relieving or eradicating this injustice.
As one of Ontario's first shelters for abused women and children, Gillian's Place has been providing safe refuge and non-residential programs that enable women and children to break the cycle of violence since 1977. They provide 24-hour telephone counselling, one-on-one and group counselling, a 24 bed shelter, meals and emergency clothing, children's counselling, and recreation programs. They also provide outreach programs for women living in the community, advocacy with the criminal justice system and family court legal system, and a school-based violence prevention program.
Inspires girls to be strong, smart, and bold by providing mentorship and skills development programs to help each girl achieve her full potential. Programs centre on self-reliance and life skills, careers and life planning, culture and heritage, as well as sports and adventure.
Girls on the Run Ontario is a life-changing after school program for 3rd through 8th grade girls. The organization teaches life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The highly interactive curriculum combines self-esteem enhancing lessons with uplifting workouts aimed to develop the whole girl; her physical, mental, emotional and social self.
Girls Rock Camp Mississauga is a nonprofit organization that builds self-esteem in female youth age 8-16 through music creation and performance. All female counsellors provide instruction and guidance and offer workshops and technical training in songwriting, self-confidence, and empowerment. Camps end with a performance from all bands of their orignal music.
Girls Rock Camp Vancouver is a nonprofit society that builds self-esteem in female youth age 8-18 through music creation and performance. By providing workshops and technical training, they create leadership opportunities, cultivate a supportive community of peers and mentors, and encourage social change and the development of life skills.
Haven Society's mission is to promote the integrity and safety of women, children, youth and families and the development of a respectful and healthy community. As a leading anti-violence organization operating from feminist principles, Haven Society achieves this mission by providing a range of programs and services, public education and advocacy.
An interdenominational organization providing free-of-charge housing, education, career/parenting/life skills training, and abortion alternative education to women with unplanned pregnancy.
The House of Sophrosyne Recovery Programs for Women has both residential treatment and community based programs for women with substance abuse issues and their children. We also have support programs for family and friends of an addicted woman.
Huronia Transition Homes runs many programs and services for women across Simcoe County, including La Maison Rosewood Shelter in Midland, Athena's Sexual Assault Counselling and Advocacy Centre in Barrie, as well as Choices for Children programs.
The Immigrant Women’s Centre is an equality seeking, anti-racist organization dedicated to the social, political, and economic inclusion of refugee and immigrant women in a just and supportive Canadian society. The centre is committed to enabling refugee and immigrant women to discover and build their new futures through skills development and settlement support.
A nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that seeks to protect infant and young child health through the promotion of breastfeeding.
Inspirations Studio is a women's art entrepreneurial initiative that helps disadvantaged women supplement their income through the sale of their own handcrafted ceramic pottery, artwork, and original paintings. They also learn business skills to develop small businesses.
Interim Place provides counselling, shelter, and community support and outreach programs that are responsive, reflective, and holistic for women and children experiencing and/or fleeing violence. Their programs focus on empowering, engaging, and building leadership and self-determination in women.
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to the promotion, improvement and self-fulfillment of Aboriginal women within the concept of self-government and community. They organize conferences, conduct research, and advise government on issues relating to Aboriginal women in Canada.
A non-medical, community-based substance abuse and problem-gambling treatment facility for women in Ontario. The centre is a charitable organization that aims to provide counseling and care to assist each woman to restore herself to a meaningful life within her community.
JWIC is a social change organization dedicated to ending violence against women in our communities through education, awareness, and programming.
Julliette's Place is a not-for-profit, community-based agency that provides safe refuge for abused women and their children. Services provided by the shelter are based on a female-positive empowerment mode.
An organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
A women's organization that strives to be the organization of choice for voluntarism and community partnership by educating and training members to be effective leaders and volunteers, researching changing community needs and then developing or expanding direct service projects or programs to meet those needs, and providing trained volunteers, administrative guidance, and financial support to community services.
Kin Canada is a dynamic women's volunteer organization dedicated to enriching communities through service while embracing national pride, positive values, personal development and lasting friendships.
A Christian nonprofit agency dedicated to empowering, educating and encouraging women who find themselves in a crisis pregnancy. They offer free confidential services that include pregnancy testing, peer counselling, and material support.
Lady Cove Women’s Choir was established in September 2003 by choral conductor, Kellie Walsh. Their performances range in styles from classical, gospe,l and jazz to Latin American and contemporary Canadian.
LEAF promotes equality for women and girls in Canada by presenting arguments in legal cases where women's rights are at risk.
Libra House (Regional: Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NFLD)
At Libra House we believe that women and children have the right to a safe, secure environment. Our mission is to provide a crisis shelter for women and their children affected by abuse and to encourage empowerment of women in the community through caring support and education.
L.I.F.E. Recovery rehabilitates women with drug and alcohol addictions and encourages them to live a Christian lifestyle. A large number of graduates continue to live in freedom and remain sober. L.I.F.E. Recovery is a registered charity and depends heavily on sponsorships and donations to carry out it's programs.
Maison d’amitié is a not for profit francophone shelter located in the Ottawa, ON area. Founded in 1976, they aim to assist women victims of violence and their children and provide services enabling these women to start a new life free of violence.
Maison d’amitié est une maison d’hébergement francophone à but non lucratif, situé dans la région d’Ottawa, fondée en 1976 dans le but de venir en aide aux femmes victimes de violence et à leurs enfants. Le centre offre des services permettant aux femmes un nouveau départ sans violence.
A provincial association providing a continuum of quality services, through member shelters, to abused women, children and elderly abused persons. The Web site lists shelters in the province.
For over 20 years, Margaret Frazer House has served women with persistent and severe mental health disorders by offering 24 hour care for in-house residents and follow-up supports for women who move into the community.
A long term residential facility for women recovering from addictions and abuse. The only facility of this nature for women in Nova Scotia, the Marguerite Centre addresses a woman's substance abuse in the context of her health and her relationships with her children, other family members, and her community.
A transition house and a second stage program for abused women and their children, and a counselling program for low-income individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and children.
Marillac Place offers safe housing to women between the ages of sixteen and twenty-five who are pregnant, who have their child or children in their care, or who are attempting to regain care of their child or children. Marillac Place can accommodate children up to twenty four months. Residence is permitted up to twelve months.
Established in 1976, MATCH is the only international development agency in Canada devoted exclusively to promoting women's equal participation in development. It supports innovative projects developed by women from countries of the South in response to what they perceive to be their own priorities.
A nonprofit charitable organization that promotes the rights of women and children to live free from violence and the threats of violence. METRAC's activities are focused in the areas of justice, safety and information provision.
Mom God and Me create affordable homeownership and housing opportunities through innovative partnerships and initiatives that build healthy, vibrant families across Southwestern Ontario. The organization is specially committed to improving the quality of life for single mother families that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Na'amat Canada (International: Montreal, QC)
Na'amat Canada is part of a worldwide progressive women's organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for women, children and families in Israel. Our members across Canada are instrumental in planning community programs and fundraising events, supporting daycares and other facilities.
A national nonprofit women's organization which promotes the equality rights of women through legal education, research and law reform advocacy.
A non-profit women's organization based in Toronto, Ontario, helping women and children in crisis locate safe affordable housing, support services and a bridge to a better future.
Newcomer Women's Services Toronto (NEW) promotes the social, economic, and cultural integration, and personal well-being of women and their families who are new to Canada.
NextLEVEL equips women with the tools and insight to be successful leaders while also exploring, calling upon, and strengthening their Christian values. This results in transformational learning which goes beyond the mind to include the spirit. When the two are combined, the sphere of influence is truly incredible.
The North York Women's Shelter is a safe refuge for abused women and their children. The Shelter exists to provide safety, short term crisis counselling, advocacy, referral and support for abused women and their children.
Provides free programs and services to women, including courses, support groups, workshops, and a family law legal clinic, among others.
Nukoko (International: Ottawa, ON)
Nukoko is a youth-led, Canadian nonprofit organization that believes in education as a means to empowerment. They partner with other organizations to make education more accessible by breaking down the physical and cultural barriers to education, keeping a particular focus on young girls.
Offers free services for french-speaking women 16 years and over living in the GTA or Halton-Peel area, who are victims or survivors of all forms of violence, who are immigrants, refugees or newcomers or who are in search of employment. They also operate Femaide, a crisis support line for Francophone women who live in Ontario. The number is 1-877-336-2433 or 1-866-860-7080 (TTY).
An all-female run, nonprofit roller derby league whose mission is to build strong, athletic women together.
The Older Women's Network works to achieve a caring society in which older and midlife women have the opportunity to live in security and with dignity; to participate in the choices affecting their lives; to give mutual support and share creative interests and activities; and to realize their potential.
The Olive Branch of Hope Breast Cancer Support Services is the first organization in Ontario with a mission to address the cultural, emotional and spiritual needs of people of African descent whose lives have been affected by breast cancer. They offer support groups as well as information and individual support.
On-Track Career & Employment Services is equipped to help job seekers find and sustain employment. Through their employment and training network, they will help you build your career. They are your one-stop source for information about jobs, job search skills, training, education, and other services.
A legal resource for women's organizations and individuals working on issues related to justice and violence against women and their children.
Works with women in disadvantaged life situations. OFA is involved in program delivery and social advocacy with the goal of supporting women to achieve greater economic sufficiency, increased personal well-being and enhanced participation in their communities.
A chapter of OWIT International, an international organization of locally-based women's organizations providing support, inspiration, information and networking opportunities to women and men who are interested in, or involved in the international trade community.
PARO is dedicated to increasing the economic independence and self-sufficiency of women and their families through self-employment initiatives.
Pauktuutit fosters greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women, advocates for equity and social improvements, and encourages their participation in the community, regional and national life of Canada.
A non-profit providing services to women and children post abuse. PSSAW is peer-based and provides support to women in the Calgary area.
This organization is devoted to increasing awareness and resources for Postpartum Depression and Perinatal Mood Disorders. Their mandate is to fill the gap and connect sufferers of Perinatal mood disorders to service providers.
As an Entreprise d’insertion, this organization supports people in need, principally women who are immigrants, single mothers, and receiving social assistance or without income, to break out of social isolation, to learn a trade in order to integrate the workforce, and to live with dignity.
The Pink Tulip Foundation strives to provide girls with information, awareness and education on the subject of breast cancer prevention, thereby inspiring them to make healthy lifestyle choices and to encourage others to do the same.
Our vision is to ensure that all girls and women participating in physical activity and sport in the province of British Columbia have access to a complete range of choices and opportunities; have equity as participants, competitors and leaders; and become fully participatory and actualize their potential.
PACE is dedicated to the reduction of harm and abolition of conditions that lead to prostitution. We provide outreach, counselling, housing (for individuals under 24yrs of age), prevention presentations, and an IDU drop-in center for sex workers from the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver that have started their own cooperative business.
The Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS) is a nonprofit organization whose 19 member agencies provide Emergency Shelter, Second Stage Housing, Counselling and Support Services to women and their children who have experienced abuse. Their vision is a society free of violence.
Ramoth House is a cooperative living residence serving young women who are pregnant or parenting a child under one year of age. Young women are welcome to enter the program at any stage of their pregnancy or after the birth of their child.
The Regina Women's Centre is a progressive, feminist, pro-choice organization dedicated to working toward a non-violent and equitable society by empowering individuals who experience various forms of violence and abuse.
The Southern Ontario francophone Women's Network is an Ontario provincial emergency line for francophone women which also has an accompanying service for the Toronto area.
Provides support, education and security for teenage girls in one of the poorest regions of the world, Burkina Faso, West Africa.
More specifically, ROAD assists teenage girls who flee their homes in an attempt to avoid forced polygamous marriages.
Based in Richmond, B.C., the resource centre offers a range of information and programs for women in the area.
This site gives legal information to women who are being abused by their partners or spouses.
A branch of Mission Services of London. Rotholme is an emergency shelter with a total of 41 beds which can accommodate 20 single women and 7 families. Twenty-four hour admission is provided for single women, aged 16 and over, and families who are homeless and in need of temporary emergency accommodation and/or are in crisis and require emergency shelter and care.
Save the Mothers is an international organization committed to partnerships that promote the health and dignity of mothers and children in developing countries. The organization's goal is to reduce the amount of maternal mortality in Africa.
Facilitates the empowerment of any women wanting to leave an abusive or isolating situation, so that she can implement long term positive changes with confidence.
An umbrella organization that gives an opportunity to those female ex-street youth (aged 16-25) who genuinely want to make a change in their lives and who desire to become productive members of the community. It provides housing, life skills and parenting courses, job skills training, and help with drug and alcohol addictions.
Shelternet for Abused Women is a national Canadian charity serving abused women, their children and the 500+ shelters that provide them with safe haven. As the first point of contact, no matter where they are in Canada or what time of day, abused women and their children can access information about lifesaving services via the site, which is available in ten languages.
A national non-profit organization that offers information, education and support to women with complicated pregnancies across Canada.
Single Mothers in Progress, otherwise known as SMIP, is a nonprofit organization that was created to give single mothers the opportunity to provide more stable, safe and organized homes for their children.
Single Women in Motherhood (S.W.I.M.) offers hope, support and guidance to single mothers in the London community.
Women working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
Soroptimist International of Western Canada is a global voice for women working through awareness, advocacy and action with over 97,000 members in 120 countries. They are committed to helping women and girls internationally and in local communities in BC, Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.
South Fraser Women's Services Society formed in 1979. We are a nonprofit women's centre, providing free services and support to women and children from all backgrounds. We work to help women empower themselves through support, information, resources and counselling.
A nonprofit charitable organization committed to building healthier families and communities by providing support to people in crisis or experiencing the effects of abuse. Programs include: safe shelter, crisis line, women's and men's outreach, violence prevention education, and a community kitchen.
Nonprofit organization’s services include the Peel Postpartum Family Support Line. Free, confidential and caring, this service offers telephone emotional support for women and families in 8 languages. 905-459-8441.
St. Clare Inn provides community, care, and shelter for homeless women aged 35 - 60 with mental health issues, to support their healing journey.
The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival is a charitable organization established in 1989 to support and promote women filmmakers through an annual film festival and various satellite events.
The council works to promote the social, economic, and personal equality of all women.
Street Haven at the Crossroads' goal is to innovate and establish an integrated continuum of services which will improve the quality of life of women in need and bring creative solutions to their problems. This continuum of services includes immediate support for women who come to Street Haven at theCrossroads off the street, the provision of meals and a place to sleep, a place to heal, a place to grow and a place to live independently, in accordance with what each individual woman is ready to handle, and in recognition of the varied potential of each woman.
SWAN (Local: North Vancouver, BC)
SWAN serves as an organization that unites, supports and promotes entrepreneurs, managers and professional women to work together, share resources and build relationships on both a personal and business level.
That's Women's Work is a new approach to the traditional fine art gallery structure. Their focus is on new and emerging artists/performers/creators and those returning to the arts scene and they are open to all art forms including traditional crafts, textiles, fine arts, dance and performance, new media, and interdisciplinary work. That's Women's Work provides means to women in the arts (inclusive of transgendered women) to earn a living wage from their works.
For over 30 years, Times Change Women's Employment Service has been offering career and educational counselling, a wide range of computer services and a comprehensive resource centre, all free of charge. Staff members are experienced professionals with a special interest in helping women reach their employment goals in today's labour market. Women have access to computers, faxes, phones, as well as an extensive job board.
A nonprofit bookstore dedicated to promoting anti-oppression politics and feminist politics. Our mission is to provide books by women writers, especially marginalized women, including women of colour, First Nations women, lesbians, other queer women, working class women, disabled women, Jewish women, and other groups of women.
The UACWA was formed in May 1996 by a group of African Canadian immigrant women who live in Nova Scotia. The members of the association are committed to improving the welfare of immigrant women’s families as they make their new home in Canada.
UNPAC's mandate is to promote equality, equity and empowerment for women in Manitoba. Their mandate is directly aimed at increasing women's economic security by providing leadership training for women in urban and rural communities; providing public education and research to Manitobans on the importance of economic gender equality and the impacts of inequality on the lives of women and girls.
Our members are presented with new ideas, new faces, and new energy to set and meet business goals. Our monthly meetings and mentorship program give constructive feedback and key information that help members find new opportunities and overcome business obstacles.
Works with women to ensure our full participation in the social, economic and political life of our communities, in the profound belief that women's equality is a crucial step towards a just and responsible society.
Offers a wide range of services and program, including support groups, a crisis line, advocacy, resources and more.
The Vermilion/YWCA Skills Training Centre in Calgary empowers women in search of a better future. Through a 16-week pre-employment and pre-apprenticeship training program, students gain the skills and confidence they need for a career in Calgary’s high-demand construction industry. Trainees may also qualify for a living wage, housing and childcare.
Villa Rosa provides transitional housing, life skills and education in a healthy environment for women in need during and after pregnancy. Located in Winnipeg, Villa Rosa gives hope for a future and the ability to break the cycle of poverty, abuse and involvement in the criminal justice system.
Westminster House Recovery Centre for Women is an abstinence-based residential treatment centre for women located in the heart of New Westminster, BC. Support and treatment is offered to women who come from all socio-economic backgrounds. Westminster House offers both residential and after-care services.
The mission of Wings of Providence is to provide comprehensive transitional programs and independent living in a safe, secure, supportive and healthy environment for women with children who have experienced family violence. Wings offers long-term second-stage housing and accompanying support services; in 2012 opened a third-stage, 30-unit affordable housing complex.
A national, nonprofit organization focused on encouraging women to explore opportunities to make positive contributions to the growth & development of the technology sector. The society creates an open environment where women come together for networking opportunities, career resources, and community and academic presentations.
WISH is committed to improving the health, safety and well-being of women working in survival sex on the streets of Vancouver. The core of WISH's program is a drop-in centre where 100 to 150 women come each night for respite and a hot meal. In addition, WISH provides relevant programming including literacy, health and safety for Aboriginal women, the MAP van (in partnership with PACE), which provides supplies and resources all night, and Maka - a program engaging women in prevention and harm reduction from HIV/AIDS.
WAVAW has been providing sexual assault support services to the Greater Vancouver area for over 20 years. These services include a 24-hour crisis line, one-to-one counseling, hospital, court and police accompaniments, support groups, and public education. Our services are free and available in 7 languages.
The Women & Children's Shelter provides a safe refuge and emergency support services for abused women and their children in its commitment to end the cycle of violence.
This nonprofit is dedicated to enhancing the sustainability of rural Ontario communities. It promotes economic opportunities through equitable local control and ownership.
Promotes the advancement of women into leadership roles and non-traditional careers, and also profiles Canada's successful women.
The Women's Centre is every woman's place for support, connections and community. We are women helping women and our goal is to be a safe and accessible place for all women.
This organization provides services, within supportive environments, to women 16 years of age and older, and their children, who have or are experiencing abuse, sexual violence, and homelessness. They base their work on a feminist, anti-racist, anti-oppression framework that embraces diversity, inclusiveness, and equity.
This organization's mission is to work towards the elimination of barriers faced by women and children, youths and young adults living in poverty as well as helping abused women to stabilize and improve their lives. They offer counselling as well as a variety of classes from cooking to sewing to job search assistance.
A feminist, community-based health centre offering a range of services to women from teens to elders. A holistic approach emphasizes prevention, education and action.
Helps members in film, television and digital media build, advance and sustain their careers nationally and internationally through professional development and networking opportunities, mentorships, awards and events.
Promotes international collaboration and coalition building among women scientists and technologists around the world.
Women's Economic Council is a national, not-for-profit, charitable organization that partners with women-centred community economic development (CED) groups and practitioners.
Women’s Habitat provides shelter and support to women and their children fleeing violence. There is a 25-bed shelter and an outreach centre offering one-on-one counselling; drop-in programs; parent support; respite care; after-school program for girls 10 to 13; and more.
Working Women Community Centre provides immigrant women and their families with opportunities to improve the quality of their lives through self-development and community action. We provide a range of services that include: settlement; language and training; employment; health and wellness; public education and community development.
Operates an emergency shelter for abused and homeless women and their children, as well as counselling and legal support services. They also operate Reta's Place, a second stage housing facility for women who have left abusive relationships and who would benefit from additional residential support for up to six months.
The mission of the YRVAWCC is to promote a collaborative and effective response to violence against women in York Region.
Yorktown Family Services is a community-based nonprofit social services agency dedicated to providing mental health treatment, prevention, and out-reach services to children, youth, women and families. Their two main programs are a mental-health centre for children and a shelter for women and children fleeing abusive relationships.
The YWiB is a nonprofit society for emerging female leaders in Western Canada. YWiB hosts a variety of programs and events that provide members with opportunities to develop relevant skills and knowledge, giving them the support and capability they need to reach their fullest personal and professional potential.
A voice for equality and a strong voice for women, with belief in a women's perspective, difference and diversity, the whole person, community mindedness, and global interdependence.
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