Established by the National Council of Women of
Canada in 1985, the NCWCDO is a Registered Charitable Organization.
NCWCDO is dedicated to the support of projects, in Canada and in
developing countries, which are directed to educational and social
welfare programs to improve the quality of life for women and their
NCWCDO 2013 Leaflet
The 2012 Application for Funding is now available!
Funds have been raised and contributed by NCWCDO to both international and
Canadian projects. In the past years, NCWCDO has supported programs
in Canada, India, and Africa and is unique in that as it helps to
empower women, at the same time, it provides opportunities for NCWC's
provincial and local councils to interact on a national and global
The objectives of the NCWCDO are:
- To provide an independent Charitable Organization, made up of
National Council members and members of its affiliates, that can
work together to develop and support educational and social welfare
- To advance literacy and basic education and provision of skill
training for women and girls in Third World countries and Canada,
and, when deemed necessary, provision for accommodation and meals
during prescribed periods of training.
- To contribute to the general well-being of all members of a
designated community through specific projects such as wells in
Third World country to provide for pure water; a social or cultural
facility to be available for recreation, health clinics, crafts,
and adult education including health, nutrition and sanitation
Two projects that received funding this year are
EGADZ (The Saskatoon Downtown Youth Centre Inc.) and LCESBC -
Training for people who work with rape victims in South Africa (through Law Courts Education Society of British Columbia).
Funding the previous year went to:
- St. Mary Kevin Orphanage Motherhood, Uganda
- Kikuyu Hospital Eye Unit, Kenya
- Padre Pelegrino Ziobro, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
- NASMES, Sierra Leone
- Women's Employment Lobby, Ankara, Turkey
Donations are welcome.
To find out more about how you can support the work of NCWCDO, please
contact our National Office.