The Matching Initiative: Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women’s Empowerment

Named after the Honourable Jean Augustine, the first African-Canadian woman to be elected to the House of Commons, the Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women’s Empowerment was established in 2014 to provide programs for girls aged 7 to 17 to support their mental, physical and social well-being. Based in Etobicoke, Ontario, the Jean Augustine Centre provides programs, camps and workshops to…

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A Statement from our Founder on Kamloops Indian Residential School

I would like to express The Prosperity Project’s profound sorrow over the tragic news of the remains of the 215 children found on the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia. To our Founding Visionaries Roberta Jamieson and Vianne Timmons, and Visionaries Michèle Audette, Chastity Davis and Denise Williams, we stand in solidarity with you, the K’emlúps te Secwépemc…

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The Matching Initiative: Camp Courage

Based in Nova Scotia, Camp Courage is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to introducing young women to careers as first responders, primarily paramedics, police officers and firefighters. The founder/executive director of Camp Courage launched Camp Courage after noticing how women would often be discouraged from pursuing non-traditional careers by their families and the lack of first responder female role models. “If you never see someone who looks like you…

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Women building a united force to help women

Kerlande Mibel, President and Founder, International Black Economic Forum and Visionary of The Prosperity Project, Montreal, and 11 other signatories* Evidence shows that for the first time in 30 years – in Canada and elsewhere around the world – women’s equality is experiencing an unprecedented setback. The Prosperity Project, in partnership with Pollara Strategic Insights, conducted a recent national study that…

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