The Matching Initiative: Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

In July 2021, Reagan Nuss, Learning and Organizational Development Specialist at the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), applied to join the Matching Initiative as a skilled volunteer. The CMA is a national association of physicians advocating for better health, health care and a strong health workforce. Addressing the social determinants of health is an essential part of the CMA’s mandate. As…

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The Matching Initiative: South Asian Health Network

The South Asian Health Network is a Canadian network dedicated to providing educational health resources to South Asian and other racialized communities. The network exists for physicians, healthcare workers and advocacy workers to help remove the structural inequities that exist in healthcare. They provide virtual town halls, events and general resources to educate communities about the pandemic, vaccines and other…

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The Matching Initiative: Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation

Founded in 2017, the Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation (CCLF) was created to raise awareness on the importance of early literacy, promote and develop children’s literacy initiatives, champion literacy partners, and empower people to build literacy skills in their homes and communities. The CCLF is the only national charity dedicated exclusively to children’s early literacy and works to ensure all children…

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The Matching Initiative: Homeward Bound

Launched by WoodGreen in 2004, Homeward Bound is an award-winning comprehensive 4-year program that helps homeless or inadequately housed single mothers achieve lasting economic self-sufficiency. The first of its kind in Canada, Homeward Bound provides single mothers access to transitional housing, post-secondary education, childcare, and sustainable employment. The 4-year program includes a free 2-year college education in diploma programs such…

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The Matching Initiative: Equality Fund

Kickstarted by a historic $300 million contribution from the Government of Canada in 2019, the Equality Fund was founded with the goal of building the largest self-sustaining fund for gender equality in Canada and around the world. The Equality Fund aims to return the investment to women-centric causes and provide flexible funding to non-profit organizations and charities. To reach this…

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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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