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The Leacross Foundation’s involvement in numerous charities means that information about projects, people, and new initiatives is constantly being updated.


Child Haven International opens new home

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Children / Teen Programming, Current News, Photo Gallery | Comments Off on Child Haven International opens new home

On August 17, 2016 with Child Haven International Director Ms. Bonniema (Bonnie Cappuccino) present, a new temporary shelter home named “Rose Cottage” which means in Nepali “Gulab Ghar”, was opened in Katmandu. It was built with a donation from the Leacross Foundation.20160817_184100 20160817_184206

The cottage has thirteen rooms – seven in ground floor and six in top floor. The top floor was fully occupied by staff members and ground floor was occupied by students.

The 2016 Students on Ice voyage has started

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Children / Teen Programming, Current News | Comments Off on The 2016 Students on Ice voyage has started

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Carleton University’s MCW Program Information

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 in Bursaries, Current News, Education for Women | Comments Off on Carleton University’s MCW Program Information

 

MCW Supplement 2016-17[1]The Management Certificate for Women (MCW) is a unique seven-month professional program designed for highly motivated women who wish to enhance their management, leadership skills and elevate their influence.

Applications for the 2016-2017 Management Certificate for Women (MCW) are now being accepted. Click here

Management Certificate for Women (MCW)

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Current News, Education for Women | Comments Off on Management Certificate for Women (MCW)

MCW Supplement 2016-17[1]

The Management Certificate for W(MCW)  is a unique seven-month professional program designed for highly motivated women who wish to enhance their management, leadership skills and elevate their influence.

This program recognizes that women have different learning and management styles than do their male colleagues, and builds on their particular strengths. This learning is tailored for women in management and responds to their learning styles by addressing personal management skills development. Throughout the program, there is a continuous focus on collaboration, team work and clear communication.

Applications for the 2016-2017 Management Certificate for Women (MCW) are now being accepted.

Leacross Bursary information

More program information

iSisters receives Leacross Grant

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in Current News, Education for Women | Comments Off on iSisters receives Leacross Grant

logo announces a grant from Leacross Foundation – read more

Opportunity with Canada Science and Technology Museums Foundation

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Current News | Comments Off on Opportunity with Canada Science and Technology Museums Foundation

Click the link for the job description at the Canada Science & Technology Museumcstm-logo-en – CSTMCF MG Officer final Mar 2016

CCWEST Update

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Current News, Education for Women | Comments Off on CCWEST Update

CCWEST Update – click hereUnknown

CCWEST Conference – May 3-6, 2016 – Ottawa ON

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Current News, Education for Women | Comments Off on CCWEST Conference – May 3-6, 2016 – Ottawa ON

Sustaining Growth for Innovation: bringing women to the forefront – Conference link here

This year’s conference themes are inspired by “Seizing Canada’s Moment: Moving Forward in Science, Technology and Innovation” (2014) and our engagement with the United Nations new sustainable development goals, “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

Conference Themes:

  1. Indigenous knowledge and science advancement
  2. Mentoring and networking
  3. Preparing women for innovation
  4. Fostering innovation culture
  5. Encouraging science, engineering, trades and technology to industry
  6. Supporting global connections
  7. Promoting open space and collaboration
  8. Innovating in the workplace for inclusion of women
  9. Innovating in the workplace for women’s leadership
  10. Youth engagement

WIFF Best of Fest Award to “Driving with Selvi”

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in Articles, Current News, Education for Women, Preventing Violence | Comments Off on WIFF Best of Fest Award to “Driving with Selvi”

Best of Fest 3Roslyn Bern presented the award to Elisa Paloschi, producer and director of the film, shown here with Selvi and her daughter. This documentary is about a former child bride who becomes Karnataka, India’s first female taxi driver.

After the life of the film is over, Elisa wants to make sure that something sustainable is left behind, and that Selvi’s story will continue to impact women and girls across India (and beyond) – in keeping with Leacross foundation’s goals.

Elisa hopes to:
1. Shift attitudes about child marriage and open dialogue about non-traditional livelihoods for women – Grass roots and community screenings.
2. Create training opportunities for women in non-tradtional livelihoods (taxi driving to start) – Partner with NGOs and training facilities and provide training grants.
3. Create jobs in the driving business – Partner with a major bank, CSR and business development org to develop a co-op/umbrella style infrastructure for women to work together. Provide low interest loans to women to purchase cars.

For more information – click here

Chelsea Authors PJ Party Invitation

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in Children / Teen Programming, Current News, Literacy Initiatives | Comments Off on Chelsea Authors PJ Party Invitation

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