FORA: Network for Change, invests in young women through education, training, network building, and access to professional services. Its mission is to completely change the status quo for women everywhere. In order to do that it activity positions women to participate in economic growth, political stability, social innovations in their countries.
Women of Influence is on a mission to share the success stories of women everywhere to not only to inspire, educate, and connect, but also to redefine our perception of gender roles and abilities.
Informed Opinions amplifies the voices of women by making their ideas and expertise more accessible to media journalists. The increase in visibility to the media improves the ability to address social, economic, and environmental challenges we currently face. In order to develop the most impactful solutions to today’s problems Informed Opinions actively works to diversify ideas shared in the media through female and gender diverse experts.
The Shaw Festival is a place where communities come together to share their curiosity about the world through the organic experience of live theatre. The festival contributes to the community’s culture and its economy through the celebration of life and the human spirit.
The Schizophrenia Society of Canada (SSC) was started as a non-profit, charitable organization in Toronto in 1979 by Bill Jefferies and his wife who had a son living with schizophrenia. Within a few years there were provincial schizophrenia societies across Canada. As parents and caregivers they were quite aware of the stigma, prejudice, and discrimination associated with schizophrenia, one of the world’s most devastating mental illnesses.
The East York Baseball Association is a not for profit entity that has been providing youth baseball to east end kids (ages 6-18) for over 65 years.
The East York Baseball Association combines its volunteer group, the executive and the baseball facilities at Stan Wadlow Park in East York to create a baseball program that allows kids the opportunity to play every summer.
The North Toronto Basketball Association (NTBA) was founded in 1989 and is now a well-respected and strong leader in the Ontario basketball community. With approximately 1,200 kids in its youth house league programs and over 200 youth playing at an elite level on one of thirty “Rep” Teams, the NTBA is a solid pillar in the development of youth basketball players in the North Toronto and Ontario region.
Future Possibilities for Kids is a Greater Toronto Area charity that focuses on building leaders through our unique leadership programs. Geri and Harry Berholz launched Future Possibilities Canada in 2001 after being inspired by a similar program that was then operating in New York. Since 2001, more than 5,000 children and adults have participated in FPK’s one-of-a-kind community leadership and life skills development programs. Our programs are delivered to children and youth, ages 9-12 years old, in Toronto and the GTA, Ontario.
The Fauna Sanctuary is a place of refuge for animals who have come to us from the wild, from private homes, and from the medical research, agriculture, and entertainment industries. We are Canada’s only chimpanzee sanctuary. In addition to chimpanzees, Fauna is home to monkeys and a variety of previously neglected, abused farm and domestic animals. Fauna’s Sanctuary provides permanent, lifetime protection for these incredible individuals.