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At the Canadian Women’s Foundation, we want every low-income woman to have the chance to move herself and her children out of poverty.
“I had issues in so many areas of my life. Nothing was in a good place. It was not only bad for me but bad for my kids too. The program didn’t just teach me how to start a small business, but how to have a better life.”
“The coaching and mentoring were the best. They helped me see I had skills I didn’t know I had. They helped me believe I can do this. They helped me be not so scared — not so alone.”
“I know it’s not going to be easy, but I want to be independent. I want to be a role model for my kids and see them succeed in life. Whatever it takes, I will do it.”
We help women in Canada to move out of poverty by funding life-changing programs designed especially for them. Through these unique programs, they can learn a skilled trade, start a small business, or get work experience.
Learn how you can help end poverty for women and their children.
2009-2014 economic development programs (PDF)