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The Prosperity Project celebrates its first anniversary

BY The Prosperity Project |
May 21, 2021 |

What do 62 women from across Canada; 45 mothers, 4 black women, 8 women of colour, a lesbian and 2 Indigenous women; from various ethnic and religious backgrounds have in common? We are The Prosperity Project Founding Visionaries. One year ago, on May 21, 2020—and a mere two months into the pandemic—we launched The Prosperity Project. Our mission? To mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canadian women and girls who we feared would be disproportionately affected.

We simply couldn’t have done it alone. As we celebrate our first anniversary, we give a big shout-out to our new Visionaries, Founding Partners and Sponsors, Founding Believers and Corporate Members. Together, we drew attention to the impact on women and girls and, most importantly, we took action. We undertook the first cross-country research into the lived experience of women during COVID-19, matched volunteers with non-profits across Canada, launched a national campaign to inspire women to consider a career change, advocated for national childcare and early childhood education, and collected and published the first-ever data on female leaders in Canada’s largest organizations who also identify as BIPOC and/or living with disabilities… and more.

And we’re just getting started. You’re invited to join us.

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