The Equality Fund – program now closed

The Oakville Community Foundation is proud to be part of the Fund for Gender Equality, alongside Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and the Equality Fund, with support from the Government of Canada.

Supported Projects – Pilot Phase and National Program

The Foundation took part in the Pilot Fund for Gender Equality earlier in 2020 and is proud to be one of 21 Community Foundations across the country to take part in the national effort to advance gender equality. 

For more information on what charities and projects have been supported through the Equality Fund, see below.

The Women’s Centre of Halton

Women’s Empowerment Workshops

SAVIS (Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services)

Voice of Change, Advocacy & Leadership (VOCAL)

Oakville Public Library

Creating Gender Equity Through Education and Visibility

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton

Girls Linking Our Worlds (GLOW)

Sheridan College

Report on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Commission Event

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton

Girls Linking Our Worlds (GLOW)

Black Mentorship Inc.

The Empowered Single Moms

Home Suite Hope

Homeward Bound Halton

Restorations Second Stage Homes

Growing Peer Support for Women Survivors of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation

SAVIS (Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services)

Reproductive Counselling Support

Shifra Homes

Residential Program

The Women’s Centre of Halton

Women’s Empowerment Workshops

National Granting Results

More About the Equality Fund

Launched in December 2019, the Equality Fund was created after the Government of Canada issued a call for the Partnership for Gender Equality. The Pilot Fund was a first learning opportunity as community foundations and local organizations came together to explore ways to support leadership in the women’s movement and advance gender equality in all communities.

Women’s organizations and movements throughout Canada, and across the world, are demanding equality and driving transformation in all facets of life. In Canada today, women, girls and trans Canadians continue to face barriers and discrimination of all types. In fact, Canada currently ranks #11 among all countries for women’s equality and general well-being.

The Foundation joined other community foundations throughout Canada to shift power to women, girls, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse people, and will work towards a future grounded in justice and gender equality.

Peace: Supporting women, girls and trans Canadians living free from gender-based violence

Power: Shifting economic, political and social power and autonomy over one’s body to increasing equality

Planet: Strengthening participation, leadership and climate justice for a more sustainable future

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