Launching “Think Women” a Feminist Capacity Building Peer Network

We are delighted to announce that the Women’s Economic Council will be launching “Think Women: a Feminist Capacity Building Peer Network” starting October 1st, 2021 and ending March 31st, 2024.

The purpose of “Think Women” is to ensure the inclusion of women’s voices, particularly low-income women, women with disabilities, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and other under-represented groups in the planning for economic recovery post-COVID-19. The National Peer Network will convene periodically to discuss emerging COVID-19 related issues and trends, and to share recommendations and best practices.

To that end, we are inviting organizations serving equity-seeking groups as well as academic researchers with backgrounds in intersectionality and under-represented populations to join the Peer Network. If you are interested, please apply here.

Small-to-medium nonprofits supporting women from marginalized groups are experiencing exceptional hardship with COVID due to lack of funding, sufficient personnel or expertise. To help them recover, build capacity, and achieve their missions, we will offer these organizations free training led by experts in development and sustainability.

We would like to thank the Department of Women and Gender Equality Canada for funding Think Women, which will allow the advancement of diverse women and LGBTQ+  perspectives in the post-COVID economy. The project is about to begin! And we’re so excited and grateful for the help of our partners, supporters, and volunteers who have helped us get this far. We would like to give special thanks to À la trois média, Burnaby Neighborhood House, Collective Interchange, Eureka Research Group, Flavours of Hope, Immigrant Women Services Ottawa, Inclusion NL, La Centrale – Galerie Powerhouse, Pacific Immigrant Resources Society, Riipen, and SFU Radius Social Innovation Hub for all their support in making this project a possibility.