Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada enables life-changing
mentorship relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people. Comprised of 95+ member
agencies serving more than 1,100 communities across Canada, each year they help over 41,000 young
people access the transformative benefits of mentoring relationships with caring, trained
volunteers. Their national organization provides services and programs to membership agencies to
assist them in their work with parents, caregivers, school communities, mentees and volunteers. The
National Office is a registered Canadian charity and is accredited through the Imagine Canada Strong
Charities Standards Program.
This Way Foundation
Born This Way Foundation, co-founded and led by Lady Gaga
and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, supports youth mental health and works with young people to
build a kinder and braver world. Through high-impact programming, youth-led conversations, and
strategic, cross-sectoral partnerships, the Foundation aims to make kindness cool, validate the
emotions of young people, and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health. Learn how Born This
Way Foundation encourages people to practice kindness toward themselves and their communities
through its website bornthisway.foundation and its storytelling platform, Channel Kindness, at
Founded in 2007, by women to help women, Cause We Care
Foundation (CWCF) invests in programs and services that support single mothers to achieve security
and build positive futures for themselves and their children. They are committed to breaking the
cycle of poverty for single mother-led families through initiatives that empower them to improve
their economic security, increase their personal capacity and access opportunities that promote
their overall wellbeing.
Qqs Projects Society is a Heiltsuk charitable non-profit
located in Bella Bella, BC — the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. The organization has a holistic
mandate to support Heiltsuk youth, culture and environment. Its vision is led by the community it
serves. Qqs Projects Society’s programs range from the community of Bella Bella throughout Heiltsuk
territory, spanning the social, cultural and natural values and customs that have strengthened its
people since the time of Creation.
Stonewall Community Foundation strengthens the LGBTQ
Movement by making values-driven investments in dynamic organizations, projects and leaders. They
are explicitly committed to: lifting up all communities of colour and transgender, gender
non-conforming, and non-binary people; working to end racism and anti-Blackness; and supporting
organizations that serve undocumented immigrants and people involved in survival economies.
Native Youth Association
Urban Native Youth Association is the centre of Indigenous
youth excellence, supporting youth on their journeys by amplifying and celebrating their voices.
Their vision is to empower Indigenous youth to lead and inspire all Nations. UNYA offers wrap-around
service programming that meets the needs of Indigenous youth where they are at.
YWCA Canada is a leading voice for women, girls,
Two-Spirit and gender-diverse people. For 150 years, they’ve been at the forefront of a movement,
fighting gender-based violence, building affordable housing and advocating for workplace equity.
YWCA Canada is the oldest and largest gender equity organization in Canada, operating in 300
communities in 9 provinces and 2 territories. Today, they engage young leaders, diverse communities
and corporate partners to achieve their vision of a safe and equitable Canada for all.