The 2020 application process is now closed.
See the 2020 list of recipients.
The Victoria Foundation is proud to be one of participating community foundations across Canada taking part in the Fund for Gender Equality in Canada, a new collaboration between Community Foundations of Canada and the Equality Fund which is supported by the Government of Canada. Through this Fund, in 2021 and 2022, we will deliver $300,000 locally to support organizations at the heart of the women’s movement, whose core activities, leadership, mission, and vision are committed to advancing gender equality.
This is a historic moment in time for our community to come together and build a more equal world. With a focus on local action that advances the global UN Sustainable Development Goals, we need to advance gender equality to create communities of true belonging across the country. By participating in the Fund for Gender Equality, we and other participating foundations are also committing to a number of other actions, including an examination of our own organizational and investment practices for women. By catalyzing the community foundation movement and the thousands of Canadians we connect with each day, we believe we can do more than just foster gender equality. We have an opportunity to begin removing the long-standing barriers to it.