Women and girls deserve a chance for a better life—free from violence, poverty, and rigid stereotypes that limit their potential.

Women and girls are not a “special interest group”— they are over half of Canada’s population.

For us, domestic violence and poverty are not “women’s issues.” Working to stop the violence and end poverty is a matter of basic human rights.

And working to empower girls helps them challenge rigid gender stereotypes and cope with the impact of a highly sexualized media, in order to reach their full potential. The girls who attend our funded programs also learn how to stay safe in dating relationships, take on leadership, and build the confidence and courage to cope with life’s challenges.