Grants in South Okanagan go toward gender equality

$30K for gender equality

The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen has granted over $30,000 in funds to regional organizations through the Pilot Fund for Gender Equality in Canada. 

The money comes from a new collaboration between community foundations nationwide and the Equality Fund supported by the Government of Canada, all part of a larger program to advance gender equality in Canada and around the world. 

"We were excited to be chosen as one of 25 community foundations in Canada to help distribute funding to local organizations doing work in the area of gender equality,” said Sarah Trudeau, manager of grants and community initiatives for CFSOS. 

"The program has three main themes, Peace, Power and Planet, and we took those themes to help guide us in our funding priorities."

Through the partnership with the Gender Equality Fund, CFSOS has granted $32,714 to the following projects: 

  • IndigenEYEZ- $10,000  
  • One Sky Community Resources- $7,571 
  • South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services- $7,571 
  • Ooknakane Friendship Centre- $7,571 

“We were impressed with the applications we received and were eager to help fund projects working to advance gender equality happening right here in the South Okanagan Similkameen,” Trudeau said. “This is just phase one of the program and we hope to take part in the second phase."

Find out more about the projects chosen for funding here.

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