Fonds 10-104 - Women's Future Fund (WFF) fonds


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Women's Future Fund (WFF) fonds

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CA ON0034 10-104

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  • 1994-2007 (Creation)

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2.02 m of textual records
48 photographs
5 prints

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The Women’s Future Fund (WFF) was the first women’s fundraising federation in Canada. The organization traces its origins to 1991 when 18 women’s groups met to discuss alternative and sustainable funding for women’s groups: the conference was titled, “Enlarging the Pie.” Conference attendees formed a planning committee and commissioned a study on collaborative fundraising, “The Report of the National Project on Sharing Resources,” and in 1996 the Women’s Future Fund was formed as a creative and collaborative fundraising initiative.

The WFF’s nine founding members included the Canadian Women’s Foundation, NAC Trust, the National Association of Women and the Law, and Women in Trades and Technology.

The WFF launched publicly in 1999 and targeted workplace giving as its fundraising method, asking employees to contribute to the federation through payroll deductions or cash donations. By 2006, approximately 30 workplaces participated in the WFF workplace giving program.

The Women’s Future Fund consisted of a board of directors and members council. The WFF also staffed an executive director, campaign director and executive assistant.
In 2006, like many other national women’s organizations, WFF lost its grant funding and operations ceased in 2008.


Le Women's Future Fund (WFF) a été la première fédération de collecte de fonds pour les femmes au Canada. Les origines de l'organisation remontent à 1991, lorsque 18 groupes de femmes se sont réunis pour discuter d'un financement alternatif et durable pour les groupes de femmes : la conférence était intitulée "Enlarging the Pie" (agrandir le gâteau). Les participantes à la conférence ont formé un comité de planification et commandé une étude sur la collecte de fonds en collaboration, "The Report of the National Project on Sharing Resources", et en 1996, le Fonds pour l'avenir des femmes a été créé en tant qu'initiative de collecte de fonds créative et en collaboration.

Les neuf membres fondateurs du FFM comprenaient la Fondation canadienne des femmes, le NAC Trust, l'Association nationale de la femme et du droit et Women in Trades and Technology.

La FFM a été lancée publiquement en 1999 et a ciblé les dons sur le lieu de travail comme méthode de collecte de fonds, en demandant aux employés de contribuer à la fédération par le biais de déductions salariales ou de dons en espèces. En 2006, une trentaine de lieux de travail participaient au programme de dons sur le lieu de travail de la WFF.

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The Women’s Future Fund (WFF) fonds documents the organization’s efforts to secure funding through its workplace giving program. The fonds is strong in correspondence, showing collaboration among various WFF member groups as well as reflecting the outreach activities undertaken by WFF to implement employee giving initiatives and to secure grant funding. The fonds also documents WFF’s origins, including reports and summaries of the National Pilot Project On Workplace Giving.

Le fonds du Women’s Future Fund (WFF) documentent les efforts de l’organisation pour obtenir un financement via son programme de dons sur le lieu de travail. Le fonds est solide en correspondance, démontrant la collaboration entre divers groupes membres du WFF et reflétant les activités de sensibilisation entreprises par le WFF pour mettre en œuvre des initiatives de dons des employés et obtenir des subventions. Les fonds documentent également les origines du WFF, notamment des rapports et des résumés du projet pilote national sur les dons sur le lieu de travail.

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