In honour of International Women’s Day today, the World Famous CFOX has flipped to SHE-FOX in support and celebration!
We will be celebrating local BC charities for women and donating $500 every hour to a different charity! We’ll also be creating awareness of female run businesses on the SHE-Fox Instagram stories. Go tag one you love!
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.
A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So let’s all choose to challenge.
We’re so proud to work with an incredible team of diverse and talented women at The World Famous CFOX, both on and off the mic. Check out our social media @cfoxvan all day today as we highlight these incredible women!
How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women’s achievements. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality!
#ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 #SheFoxRocks
Here are the charities SHE-FOX will be focusing on throughout International Women’s Day.
- 7am – Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC) (https://www.facebook.com/EndViolenceBC)
- 8am – Minerva (https://www.facebook.com/MinervaBC)
- 9am – Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland (https://www.facebook.com/BigSistersBCLM/)
- 10am – WISH Drop-in Centre Society (https://www.facebook.com/WISHDropIn)
- 11am – Aboriginal Mother Centre (https://www.aboriginalmothercentre.ca/)
- 12pm – Support Network for Indigenous Women & Women of Colour (SNIWWOC) (https://www.facebook.com/sniwwoc )
- 1pm – Qmunity (https://www.facebook.com/Qmunity)
- 2pm – Mamas For Mamas (https://www.facebook.com/mamasformamas.org)
- 3pm – Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) (https://www.facebook.com/DowntownEastsideWomensCentre/)
- 4pm – BC Women’s Health Foundation (https://www.facebook.com/bcwomensfoundation)
Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC)
About: EVA BC develops and delivers training and provides a wide range of resources related to sexual and domestic violence, child abuse and criminal harassment.
Info: Our Foundation is working collaboratively with EVA BC to provide much needed resources to women’s shelters, transition houses, and organizations serving women who are experiencing violence. Support women from across the province to get the emergency support they need.
About: We support and mentor individual women and girls in our programs as they work to identify their values, discover their strengths, and develop their leadership skills. These are the tangible assets they require to move forward with confidence and purpose. Minerva’s programs are designed to help women develop their unique voice, so that they can step into their full leadership potential.
Info: Remove personal barriers for women and girls by developing their confidence and leadership capacity through evidence-based development programs. Remove financial barriers by providing education awards to women who aspire to create better futures for themselves, their families and communities. Remove professional barriers through strategic partnerships with the business community to support women leaders in the workplace
Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland
About: As an organization that seeks to build self-esteem, we believe that every person has limitless potential and individual strengths. We seek to maximize these traits in each person who is a part of Big Sisters: the Little Sisters who haven’t yet seen what they are capable of; the mentors who are realizing their capability as role models; our supporters and community partners whose collaboration and backing is needed to help us build sustainable programs; and the volunteers and staff whose skills and knowledge help guide and grow this organization.
Info: One of the most important aspects of effective mentoring is being there. When we consistently show up for our Little Sisters – as mentors, caseworkers, champions and advocates – it matters to them. When we show up – to a meeting, to work, or to a get-together with a Little Sister – we bring everything we’ve got to the table, every time. We are present, open and engaged.
WISH Drop-in Centre Society
About: If you need a safe, welcoming and non-judgmental space, WISH is open to all self-identified women, including trans women, who are current or former sex workers.
Info: The centre is still open from 6pm overnight until noon at 330 Alexander Street. Women get meals, in addition to harm reduction supplies, and access to a nurse. The Mobile Access Project (MAP) Van is still available through window services.
Aboriginal Mother Centre
About: the Aboriginal Mother Centre is a non-profit providing transformational housing, licensed daycare, family wellness, homelessness outreach, community kitchen, and employment & training programs.
Info: They are offering meals to go from noon to 1pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2019 Dundas Street in Vancouver, BC.
Support Network for Indigenous Women & Women of Colour (SNIWWOC)
About: SNIWWOC is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to the empowerment of women with food, art, and education. We address barriers that limit access to healthcare and full reproductive choice. SNIWWOC operates from a holistic and integrated service model that addresses the social, cultural and political realities of women who identify as black, indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC).
Info: SNIWWOC’s mission is to support black, indigenous women, women of colour, youth and children take greater control of their lives; provide culturally appropriate services in different languages. All our programming is developed and delivered by women.
About: To improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives through services, connection and leadership.
Info: We have three pillars: SUPPORT, CONNECTION, LEADERSHIP
SUPPORT – We empower queer, trans, and Two-Spirit individuals to be their best selves through – Free counselling, Information and referrals, Access to gender-affirming chestwear, Youth one-on-one peer support . CONNECTION – We strengthen our LGBTQ2SAI+ communities to be inclusive, connected and resilient through – Peer-facilitated support and social groups, Special events, Volunteer and practicum opportunities. LEADERSHIP – We lead the way towards legal and lived equality in our society through – Queer Competency workshops, Educational resources, Advisory and consulting services
Mamas For Mamas
About: Mamas for Mamas is a national charitable organization that supports mothers and caregivers in crisis by providing ongoing support to individuals and families facing various poverty-related struggles. Our mission is to change the landscape of poverty through innovative approaches to financial barriers faced by struggling families. While our name is Mamas for Mamas, we welcome caregivers of any gender identity or expression, including men, trans*, non-binary, and two-spirit clients.
Info: We provide a space where our Mamas and their kids feel safe and comfortable when they come in for poverty relief support. We refer to all existing community programs when available and fill the gaps in service when the need is higher than the resources available. Unfortunately, this is often the case, as evidenced by the need for our rapid program development. We offer a beautiful Market where struggling families can access anything they need at no cost;
Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC)
About: The mission of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for women from all walks of life, who live and/or work in the Downtown Eastside. To achieve this goal, the Centre provides supportive surroundings with meals, counseling, advocacy and programs which nurture and empower members.
Info: To provide a comfortable, safe Drop-In Centre. To provide recreation and self-help programs. To act as a source of information by assisting women with referrals concerning their needs. To provide a social space and facilitate the opportunity for women of diverse backgrounds to interact and build community. To educate the public government about issues concerning women in the area.
BC Women’s Health Foundation
About: We are BC’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the full spectrum of women’s health. We ensure women have equitable access to the highest quality healthcare when, where, and how they need it.
Info: We ensure women and their health needs are validated through the funding of solutions-focused research and innovation. Facilitate the discussion to help women understand how their bodies are different, how to advocate for themselves and how to navigate the healthcare system.