Providing Financial Opportunity in Rural Uganda

Recipient: BeadforLife Amount received: $30,332.78 CAD In Uganda, as few as 1-in-3 girls attend secondary school. This statistic becomes even starker taking only women living in rural areas into account. Without some degree of higher education, many of these girls...
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Turtley Successful Rehabilitation

Grant Recipient: Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) Grant amount: $19,565.30 CAD Oceans and seas cover more than two-thirds of the planet’s surface. The amazing and diverse ecosystems that thrive in earth’s waters are a vital barometer of its overall health....
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Ending Violence Towards Women

AMOUNT RECEIVED: $90,000 CAD Anticipated Project Completion Date: December 2018 More than 1 in 3 women have experienced violence. These figures can vary from society to society, but what appears to be universally applicable is that poverty and violence often go...
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Providing Financial Opportunity in Rural Uganda

In Uganda, as few as 1-in-3 girls attend secondary school. This statistic becomes even starker taking only women living in rural areas into account. Without some degree of higher education, many of these girls will work physical labour and eventually be married off for their families gain. To avoid such a fate in a male-dominated society, education is absolutely critical to give girls a leg-up and shift the gender balance. With one of the highest population growth rates in the world, Uganda has more girls & women with more to lose than ever before.

Simply Saving Lives

What does art mean to you? For some, art is an escape. To others, it is the purest form of human self expression. And for some, art is simply an abstract concept – a forgettable school course. Whether you know it or not, art plays a role in your life every day. It is in our fashion, our advertisements, our architecture. Art is an integral part of our cultural identity and acts as a manifestation of the zeitgeist. By drawing in young people to experience art and engage in art-focused forums , the ICA nurtures the next generation of artists and gives them a holistic platform to grow and to hone their skills.

Turtley Successful Rehabilitation

Oceans and seas cover more than two-thirds of the planet’s surface. The amazing and diverse ecosystems that thrive in earth’s waters are a vital barometer of its overall health. Worryingly, in the past century or so, these ecosystems have felt the brunt of the devastating effects of pollution and climate change.

Ending Violence Towards Women

More than 1 in 3 women have experienced violence. These figures can vary from society to society, but what appears to be universally applicable is that poverty and violence often go together. Despite recent global outcries against violence towards women, it happens in every society and not enough is being done to put and end to the problem.

Simply Saving Lives

Healthcare is a universal need—especially in times of emergency. This is certainly true in the city of Acapulco (Guerrero, Mexico) and surrounding rural areas, where a population of over 1,000,000 people reside in varying socioeconomic circumstances. Acapulco, known for its beaches, is a national and international tourist destination, which causes a constant influx and outflux of people to and from the city every weekend. This leads to a high number of emergency cases among visitors, in addition to the needs of the local populace.

Preserving World Heritage Sites

Studying our history and reflecting on the past is a unique human prerogative which allows us to learn from our mistakes and build on our wisdom. Overall as a species, we have a great appreciation for our past and a sense of pride in what we have achieved; the physical relics of our past are a testament to the diversity of our cultures and the evolution of our abilities. Careful conservation of these relics allows modern people to celebrate human brilliance, potentially in perpetuity, and will one day allow future generations to admire today’s achievements

Encouraging Stewardship and Recreation at Lake Champlain

The Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center (CSC), based in Burlington, Vermont, is a community-based nonprofit which acts as a hub for Burlington and the surrounding areas. In addition to providing access to the lake, the CSC hosts its own programs and community initiatives to provide educational resources and recreational opportunities to its over 7,000 members. CSC’s signature programs are tailored specifically to engage student groups, at-risk youth, women and girls, and individuals with disabilities.

CANDLE: The Goats Project

The Community Action, Development, Liberative, and Education (CANDLE) is an organization which aims to lift widowed Indian women of lower castes, including the dalit (untouchable) class, to a new era of economic prosperity, sustainability, empowerment, and pride. Over the past year, the organization with the support of donor funds from CAF Canada was able  to work towards achieving this goal through a project focused on providing widowed women with goats as a means to better their livelihood.