Fund for Gender Equality

Community Foundation of Nova Scotia announces $151,900 in grants to six local organizations at the heart of the women’s movement

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:

OrganizationProjectAwarded
Elizabeth Fry Society of Cape BretonEquitable Access to Justice for Women   $34,000
Stepping Stone AssociationStepping Stone’s Transition Program    $30,000
Coverdale Courtwork SocietyBail Support & Outreach    $20,000
Elizabeth Fry Society Mainland Nova ScotiaAbundance    $20,000
The Youth ProjectDreaming Transformative Futures    $16,000
Halifax Refugee Clinic AssociationA Path Forward: Creating English Language Learning Opportunities for Refugee Women In Nova Scotia     $31,900