Not-for-Profit


How Latha Sukumar turned a small non-profit translation service into a national success — giving people in need a voice graphic

How Latha Sukumar turned a small non-profit translation service into a national success — giving people in need a voice

June, 18th, 2019

Latha Sukumar was working as a lawyer when a personal experience led her down a new career path. She’s now the Executive Director of MCIS Language Services, a non-profit social enterprise offering translation, interpretation, and consulting to over 800 organizations across Canada — but it wasn’t always such a success. Latha shares how she came […]


Giving time to a charitable partner can be great for your business — here’s how to do it well graphic

Giving time to a charitable partner can be great for your business — here’s how to do it well

June, 14th, 2019

Do you see the value of charitable giving as a tax receipt? Businesses that give back through community involvement rather than just signing a cheque greatly benefit their charitable partners — and themselves. Here’s how to pick the right one, and make a positive impact.   By Monica Gomez     Charitable contributions aren’t a […]


Meet Annalie Bonda: From Fashion Entrepreneur to Executive Director of non-profit organization, The Remix Project graphic

Meet Annalie Bonda: From Fashion Entrepreneur to Executive Director of non-profit organization, The Remix Project

June, 8th, 2019

After going to fashion school, Annalie Bonda followed the usual path of working in the fashion industry, and then went on to own and run a successful wholesale fashion sales agency. However, shortly after giving birth to her second child, she decided to take her career in a new and more fulfilling direction — the non-profit sector. Annalie […]


Why the CEO of YWCA Greater Metro Vancouver is Mobilizing for Gender Equality graphic

Why the CEO of YWCA Greater Metro Vancouver is Mobilizing for Gender Equality

May, 13th, 2019

As CEO of YWCA Metro Vancouver, Deb Bryant is working to bring economic independence and wellness to vulnerable women. She’s also dreaming big about a better future through a global vision for change. That’s why Deb and the YWCA are taking part in the Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada campaign — joining their voices with […]


G(IRLS)20: How to build a future leader graphic

G(IRLS)20: How to build a future leader

March, 31st, 2019

If you’ve ever purchased a ticket to a Women of Influence event, you may have noticed the option to add a donation to G(irls)20, our official Charity of Choice. Every year, with the help of our generous WOI community, we are honoured to make a donation to their cause. We want to share with you […]


Meet Anj Handa: Founder of Inspiring Women Changemakers graphic

Meet Anj Handa: Founder of Inspiring Women Changemakers

March, 10th, 2019

Anj Handa is the founder of Inspiring Women Changemakers, a dynamic movement of women who join up to lead positive social change. Anj is an experienced lobbyist and former diplomat, she is the winner of the AFSA 2017 Positive Action Award and has 20 years experience in the field of Social Impact and Inclusion. Her […]


Meet Heather Barnabe, CEO of G(irls)20 graphic

Meet Heather Barnabe, CEO of G(irls)20

August, 29th, 2017

Earlier this summer, Heather Barnabe was named CEO of our charity of choice, G(irls)20. With over a decade of experience in the not-for-profit sector, Heather knows what it means to manage complex, multi-country education interventions. Her career has thus far taken her across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America for Right To Play, […]


Meet Sarah Kerr, Executive Director of SchoolBOX graphic

Meet Sarah Kerr, Executive Director of SchoolBOX

June, 12th, 2017

Sarah Kerr got involved in the grassroots charity SchoolBOX at the young age of 19, when she helped to raise funds to build the organization’s very first classroom in Nicaragua. She was humbled by the extreme poverty she witnessed there, and propelled by a strong desire to change the world by giving children access to […]


Five Minutes on Mentorship with Dr. Samantha Nutt, Founder of War Child graphic

Five Minutes on Mentorship with Dr. Samantha Nutt, Founder of War Child

June, 5th, 2017

Dr. Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian, bestselling author, and founder of War Child Canada and War Child USA. A respected authority on the civilian impact of war, international aid and foreign policy, she has worked with children and their families on the frontlines of many of the world’s major crises — from Iraq to […]


How Olympic gold medalist Natalie Spooner is inspiring the next generation of girls graphic

How Olympic gold medalist Natalie Spooner is inspiring the next generation of girls

May, 21st, 2017

As a young girl growing up playing hockey, Natalie Spooner felt she didn’t have much to aspire to within the sport of hockey. Now an Olympic gold medalist and Canadian Women’s Hockey League All-Star, she’s inspiring the next generation of girls through initiatives like Project North and Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest.     By Shelley White […]


Meet Sandra Longo, a Woman Bringing Newfound Mobility to Those Who are Wheelchair-Bound graphic

Meet Sandra Longo, a Woman Bringing Newfound Mobility to Those Who are Wheelchair-Bound

April, 28th, 2017

Sandra Longo was young when she became committed and passionate about disabled individuals who live their lives wheelchair-bound — when she was only 9 years old, her mother became a complete Paraplegic as a result of a spinal cord injury. With encouragement from family, friends and neighbours, Sandra started Navy Street Charity for Persons with Disabilities […]


Meet Caroline Riseboro, a CEO With a Plan for Women and Girls graphic

Meet Caroline Riseboro, a CEO With a Plan for Women and Girls

February, 17th, 2017

Caroline Riseboro leads Plan International Canada’s operations as President and CEO. Previously she held roles at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation, as well as World Vision Canada, where she was the first and youngest woman in the agency’s history to serve in the SVP role. Her volunteer leadership positions span across numerous boards and […]


Meet Stephanie Boyd, a Canadian Filmmaker Advocating for those Without a Voice graphic

Meet Stephanie Boyd, a Canadian Filmmaker Advocating for those Without a Voice

February, 6th, 2017

Stephanie Boyd has spent the past 20 years living and working in Peru as a filmmaker and journalist. She has produced and directed three award-winning feature documentaries, and her 2016 short film, Parana -The River was recently given an award for best short film from Cusco from Peru’s Ministry for Culture. Stephanie is currently working […]


Advice from the Social Change Award Finalists: 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards graphic

Advice from the Social Change Award Finalists: 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

December, 16th, 2016

The Social Change Award celebrates an exceptional leader of a not-for-profit or charitable organization that is dedicated to helping others help themselves. These leaders assist in social change and improving the quality of lives around us, not to mention garnering extraordinary support from the community by championing philanthropy and volunteerism in Canada. We asked this year’s […]


How one man and thousands of fish are helping improve women’s health worldwide graphic

How one man and thousands of fish are helping improve women’s health worldwide

November, 24th, 2016

Solving one of the world’s most common women’s health problems may be as simple as dropping a fish in water. Gavin Armstrong, Founder, President and CEO of Lucky Iron Fish, tells us how. By Teresa Harris Iron deficiency is the world’s most common micro-nutrient issue, and has a disproportionate negative impact on women and children. Instances […]


Marci Ien and Katie Taylor Agree: The Kids Are Not Alright graphic

Marci Ien and Katie Taylor Agree: The Kids Are Not Alright

November, 16th, 2016

Canada is the 5th most prosperous nation, so why is it ranked 17th for children’s wellbeing and 27th for child health and safety? A group of influencers are teaming up through a new non-profit, Children First Canada, not just to answer that question, but to mobilize Canadians to improve the lives of children. By Hailey Eisen […]


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Taking the Leap

September, 8th, 2016

Sara is a passionate champion for the rights of women and children, with nearly 20 years of experience as a senior leader in the non-profit sector. She is the founder and President/CEO of Children First Canada, a new national non-profit organization working to make this the best place in the world for kids to grow […]




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