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Fund for gender equality grantees 2023

We are excited to announce the 2023 Fund For Gender Equality grantees. These 10 organizations are leading initiatives to support women, girls, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse individuals working towards a future grounded in equity, inclusion and justice.

This funding is in partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, the Government of Canada and 21 local community foundations from coast to coast to coast. In total, these community foundations are granting over $3.4M towards the gender equality movement.

See below to learn more about this year's grantees and how their work will support women, girls, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse individuals in Toronto.


ASE Community Foundation for Black Canadians with Disabilities

Project: The EmpowHERed Kandake Fellowship

This fellowship program carves out intentional spaces to build an empowered community and network of Black women, girls, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse individuals with disabilities who are committed to the career advancement of themselves and their communities.

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

Project: In My Voice, In My Language

This one-year project will advance access to justice for immigrant, refugee and precarious status women and gender-diverse survivors of gender-based violence through peer outreach, case management and wrap around supports.

CANVAS Arts Action Programs

Project: Consent Kit

This consent education program is a powerful interactive workshop series that aims to foster healthy relationships and prevent gender-based and sexual violence through education on consent, communication skills, rape culture and supporting survivors of sexual violence.

Elevate Equity

Project: Elevate Earthwork

Elevate Equity’s pilot program Elevate Earthwork will directly connect 45 Black, Indigenous and racialized trans young people to urban community gardening opportunities and healing workshops. It will contribute to positive mental health outcomes by providing evidence-based ways to address the roots and impacts of gender-based violence, in meaningful relationship with the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre, Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centers and other community partners.

Lady Ballers Camp

Project: LBC Green Energy Efficiency Builders

LBC Green Energy Efficiency Builders is a pre-apprenticeship program providing Black female and gender-diverse youth, ages 16 to 24, pathways to skilled trades careers in green energy.

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

Project: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Program

This project is a 13-week culturally grounded, trauma-informed program empowering and equipping women-identifying/Two-Spirit/gender-diverse Indigenous youth with the spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical skills and resources to safely heal from experiences of violence. This will prepare them for entering work, education and training opportunities for future employment.

Planned Parenthood Toronto 

Project: Building a Post Abortion Peer Program at Planned Parenthood Toronto

Planned Parenthood Toronto is a youth-driven, anti-racist and culturally-responsive community health centre that advances reproductive justice, health and overall wellbeing for young people through primary sexual and mental health care, community programs, research and values-based advocacy.

Trans Pride Toronto, Transitioning Together

Project: Pathways to Safety & Inclusion

This project is designed to create a safe and accessible space for TransWomen, 2Spirited people and people with non-conforming identities to gain emotional support, develop safety strategies and increase access to community resources.

Women's Legal Education and Action Fund

Project: Challenging Transphobia and Cis-Sexism in Historically Women’s Organizations

This project will advance competency in gender equity as it relates to trans women, trans people, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse people to strengthen their role in the Canadian feminist movement.

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations

Project: Gender Affirming Trans Support Program

This program will provide support for individuals who identify as Indigenous and trans living within the GTA to receive various gender affirming products.


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