Communities for Gender Equality is supported by a collaboration between Community Foundations of Canada and the Equality Fund, with support from the Government of Canada and Green Shield Canada.
Community Foundation of Nova Scotia is proud to announce $151,900 locally to support six organizations at the heart of the women’s movement, whose core activities, leadership, mission, and vision are committed to advancing gender equality.
Communities for Gender Equality is supported by a collaboration between Community Foundations of Canada and the Equality Fund, with support from the Government of Canada and Green Shield Canada. From 2021-2022, 21 community foundations across the country will be granting $3.5M to women and gender-diverse-led and serving organizations.
Women have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, and we believe that as we plan for recovery, it must be a feminist recovery. To create communities of true belonging, we need to advance gender equality across the country. Only 1% of global gender-focused granting goes to women-led organizations. We’re changing that.
By participating in the Fund for Gender Equality, we are joining other participating foundations that are committed to changing philanthropy from the inside out. We, along with our cohort of 21 community foundations working through the Fund, will be prioritizing feminist practices and policies in our organizations. Collectively, we are contributing an additional $3.4M of our capital funds to gender-lens investments.
To learn more about the National Fund, click here: https://communityfoundations.ca/initiatives/national-efforts-to-advance-gender-equality/
Nova Scotia Grant Recipients
The following are the six recipients and their projects:
|Elizabeth Fry Society of Cape Breton||Equitable Access to Justice for Women||$34,000|
|Stepping Stone Association||Stepping Stone’s Transition Program||$30,000|
|Coverdale Courtwork Society||Bail Support & Outreach||$20,000|
|Elizabeth Fry Society Mainland Nova Scotia||Abundance||$20,000|
|The Youth Project||Dreaming Transformative Futures||$16,000|
|Halifax Refugee Clinic Association||A Path Forward: Creating English Language Learning Opportunities for Refugee Women In Nova Scotia||$31,900|