Women, Power, Potential

1000 Women 

1000 Women’s largest fundraising event is back for another evening of philanthropy, connection, and an experience you won’t forget!

Join us on September 17, 2024 for Inspiring Possibilities – Presented by Enbridge. This nature-inspired event will include gorgeous greenery, lakeside charm, and other surprises to delight you.

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1000 Women is a movement comprised of committed, powerful, and compassionate women who strive to remove barriers to education. By raising funds for initiatives that help students in need achieve their academic goals, 1000 Women provides the support necessary for learners to start and complete their education. From there, students can pursue thriving careers and embrace their own power and independence.  

Changing lives since 2010

In the beginning, we were met with doubt that a women-led philanthropic movement would be successful. But what we discovered is the exact opposite: the power of women’s philanthropy is nothing short of amazing.

Since 2010, 1000 Women has raised over $5.5 million dollars, providing necessary funding to help students in need pursue their education and enter a space of learning and growth.

  • 2010-2012
    1000 Women’s first official campaign that raised $1 million dollars for the Million Possibilities Endowment Fund
  • 2012- 2016
    Raised $1 million dollars to provide funding for the 1000 Women Childcare Centre
  • 2016- 2019
    Raised $1 million dollars to create the 1000 Women Learner Access Bursary and the 1000 Women Child Care Access Bursary
  • 2019-present
    1000Women4STEM, our largest campaign to date, has raised $1,547,566 towards our goal of $3 million


By removing barriers to education, 1000 Women provides fully funded diplomas to women who have the interest and drive but not the means to receive a STEM-related education. Your contributions help women receive the education they need to prepare them for career opportunities while also making the STEM industry more equitable, inclusive, and diverse.   

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This type of concrete investment in students like me creates a sense of self-assurance because we are supported by an organization that believes in our abilities to make a difference in our community and strive for impactful careers. 

– Jenna Trytten, Energy Management program student & 1000Women4STEM Award Recipient 

Your impact

Through the generosity of our donors, 1000 Women has impacted almost 1000 lives and made the pursuit of education more equitable and inclusive.

  • $5,763,893
    Total amount raised across all campaigns
  • 939
    Total number of donors who’ve donated $1000 or more
  • 100%
    Percentage of donations that go to recipients

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