Grey Birch Foundation focuses its funding efforts in three main areas for the empowerment of Canadian women and girls: education, violence prevention, and poverty reduction. We are proud to have had the opportunity to assist the following projects.

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CURRENT RECIPIENTS

iSISTERS TECHNOLOGY MENTORING, OTTAWA

iSisters Technology Mentoring creates and delivers technology programs at no cost to women in need, believing in equipping women with the skills and confidence to participate fully in their community. With the support of Grey Birch Foundation, iSisters has launched a new Assistive Technology Program for young mothers at the Youville Centre in Ottawa. This program uses Assistive Technology to help young women with disabilities work around their challenges so they can learn, communicate or simply function better. With Assistive Technology tools and strategies, young mothers at Youville have what they need to succeed in school – resulting in a high school diploma, and a successful transition to work or post-secondary education.

https://isisters.org/
VICTORIA FAULKNER WOMEN'S CENTRE, WHITEHORSE

The grant from Grey Birch Foundation supports the centre's "Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies" outreach program for mothers in need with babies up to a year old. Our funding provides food vouchers for up to one year, with the goal of giving babies a healthy start in life while educating and empowering their mothers to make healthy food choices.

http://www.vfwomenscentre.com/
CANADIAN WOMEN'S FOUNDATION, NATIONAL

This is the only national, public foundation in Canada dedicated to empowering women and girls to move out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership. Since 1991, the Canadian Women's Foundation has raised money and invested in over 1,900 community programs across Canada. The funding from Grey Birch Foundation is helping to support the development of a Northern Funding Model to ensure funding effectively reaches communities and individuals in the North.

http://www.canadianwomen.org/

past RECIPIENTS

YELLOW BRICK HOUSE, YORK REGION

The "Healthy Relationships Program," offered to elementary and high schools in York Region, is a workshop designed to encourage girls and boys to develop healthy relationships, help them recognize the signs of violent and abusive relationships, and learn how to deal with them in healthy and effective ways.

https://www.yellowbrickhouse.org/schools-for-change/
WOMEN BUILDING FUTURES, EDMONTON

This organization helps women create a new future for themselves and their children by providing skilled trades training, job placement in the construction field, and affordable housing in a women-only facility while they train. The grant from Grey Birch Foundation helped provide bursaries for graduates to purchase the tools, clothing, and safety equipment necessary to start their new careers.

https://www.womenbuildingfutures.com/
YWCA TORONTO GIRLS' CENTRE, TORONTO

Located in Scarborough, the Girls' Centre is a safe, free drop in space where girls and young women, ages 9 to 24, can share feelings, discuss concerns, get homework and job search assistance, career exploration services and plan for their future. The Girls' Centre offers workshops and programs designed to develop self esteem, violence prevention and social media awareness and entrepreneurial, technology and leadership skills. The Girls' Centre was the first of its kind in Canada, and remains the only full time Girls' Centre run for, by and about girls in the GTA.

https://www.ywcatoronto.org/page.asp?|1=54&pid=160