Share power

Women share many commonalities, but we also differ in many ways. Our lived experiences are shaped by income, race, religion, culture, physical ability, level of education, sexual orientation, age, and many other factors. Some of us have much more opportunity and privilege than others. But if we work together, we can learn from one another and find strength in our differences.

At the Canadian Women’s Foundation, we try to live this principle by being part of the women’s community—not above it.

For example, we design our grant programs in consultation with grassroots leaders and community organizations. We invest in projects where women and girls are invited to provide input and take a leadership role. We believe sharing power makes us stronger, not weaker.