Did you know that 1 in 7 women in Canada lives in poverty? And when women live in poverty, so do their children: 1 million children in Canada live under the poverty line.
Here at The Shopping Channel we want to do something about that, one woman at a time. That’s why we are committing support to the Canadian Women’s Foundation’s Women Moving Women campaign. Our objective? To empower one woman at a time to move herself out of poverty and toward financial security.
Women Moving Women is a national movement that is changing the face of poverty in Canada. All it takes is $2,500 to help one woman on her path toward prosperity. Each donation funds one woman’s participation in a life-changing program that helps her get back on her feet financially and personally. She’ll receive practical on-the-job training that can help her start a business, develop employment skills or prepare for work in a skilled trade. She’ll also receive support in other aspects of her life like confidence building, networking and funding for transportation and child care.
The Shopping Channel kicked off the campaign with a $10,000 donation to help four women begin their journey from poverty to personal and financial stability. Throughout the year, along with our vendors and you, our valued customers, we will host and sponsor various fundraising initiatives in support of the Women Moving Women campaign.
For contributions of $10 or more donor information will be shared with the Women Moving Women charity in order to process a tax receipt.