Only one in five millennials expect to see global gender equality in their lifetime

New survey from The MATCH Fund reveals over half of millennials want Canada to play a big or leading role in funding women’s rights efforts globally. (OTTAWA, September 24, 2018). Today, on the first day of Gender Equality Week, The MATCH International Women’s Fund (The MATCH Fund) released the findings of a nation-wide survey of[…]

MEDIA ADVISORY: The MATCH Fund to release national survey results on millennials and their gender equality expectations

Survey findings to also shed light on millennials’ positions vis-à-vis Canada’s global role in funding gender equality globally. (OTTAWA, September 21, 2018). Monday, on the first day of Gender Equality Week, The MATCH International Women’s Fund (The MATCH Fund) will release the findings of a nation-wide survey of millennials and their expectations of achieving gender equality[…]

Des militantes et des groupes de féministes des Caraïbes font appel au financement de l’initiative Voix et leadership des femmes du Canada pour le développement de programmes dans leur région

Astraea et MATCH oeuvreront aux côtés de partenaires sur le terrain dans le but de développer les mouvements féministes des Caraïbes. (OTTAWA – 5 septembre 2018). Hier, à Bridgetown (Barbade), la députée canadienne Kamal Khera, secrétaire parlementaire de la ministre de la Coopération internationale, a annoncé le Projet Rise, une initiative de 4,8 millions de[…]

Canada Launches a New Equality Funding Initiative

Investing directly, significantly and consistently into women’s rights organizations and movements To The MATCH Fund’s Friends and Supporters, Today is a big day for Canada. With the Canadian Government’s lead investment of up to $300M, the just-announced equality funding initiative will leverage the financial clout of government, private, investment and philanthropic sectors to reach women[…]

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The MATCH Fund’s CEO Wins Gold

On Friday, November 17, 2017, the CEO of The MATCH Fund won a Gold Stevie Award for Women in Business.

Below is an excerpt from the winning essay Jess’ team wrote, nominating her for a Stevie Award.

Jess Tomlin never sits still–not during meetings and not when it comes to raising more money for women and girls. Unleashing millions of dollars this year alone, Jess’ energy and unique perspective on women’s rights work has changed the face of storytelling, fundraising, and Canadian philanthropy.

Before she was hired as the CEO of The MATCH Fund, the organization narrowly escaped closing its doors for good. A visionary, Jess saw Canada’s need for a dedicated fund for marginalized women outside of Canada’s borders. From her experience in Zambia, Jordan, and Syria, Jess knew that these women, though they often receive the least amount of support, are poised to make the greatest change in their communities. While many Canadian non-profits support women, not a single other organization puts women’s ideas and innovations at the very centre of the work.