MISSION/VISION/GOALS

ABOUT US

The York Region Women’s Foundation (YRWF), a non-profit organization that was incorporated in 2016 (962843-6), is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls from diverse ethno-cultural backgrounds in York Region

We aspire to provide resources, support and education in the pursuit of three main goals:

Combatting Violence Against Women

Advancing Economic Opportunities

Increasing Health and Wellness

MISSION AND VISION

MISSION

The York Region Women’s Foundation invests in women and girls through research, education, programs, and advocacy to create measureable change and a chance for a better life.

VISION

Our vision is a community in which women and girls have equal opportunity, support and resources to thrive and reach their full potential.

OUR STRATEGIC GOALS

To challenge imposed gender stereotypes that create an atmosphere of constraint and oppression.

To create women-specific solutions through innovation and collaboration.

To advocate for institutional investment of women’s issues, with a focus on our priority groups, including newcomer/immigrant women, those with a disability, and young girls at risk of exploitation.

To be a credible and leading resource for women’s issues in York Region.

To address the obstacles faced by girls and women in accessing appropriate services, including language barriers, lack of cultural sensitivity/understanding, familiarity of services, accessibility and perception of otherness.

To create positive and measurable change for women’s quality of life through the implementation of sustainable programs and initiatives.

To support women throughout their life stages (adolescence, young adult, mature adult, ageing adult).

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