October 08 2012 » Home Feature
SWCC’s New Women On Water Program: A Small Change Project!
WOW is aimed at bringing women of all ages together out on their local rivers to learn white water skills, building self-esteem, learn about local environmental issues and inspire and encourage one another as community leaders. Learn more about this new project here.
What is Small Change Fund Project all about?
Did you know that less than 1% percent of Canadian giving goes to grassroots groups and only a fraction of that goes to support environmental and international causes? That's crazy! Small Change Fund Initiative is a creative new way of giving to help change these statistics.
It is a bottom-up way to get individuals giving to awesome stuff happening in their communities: like our WOW program!
Using the power of social media and the internet the Small Change Fund provides the opportunity for people to learn about grassroots environmental projects and play a part in helping groups like us make positive change!
Learn more about Small Change Fund here: www.smallchangefund.org
SWCC's Women On Water Program
The WOW program developed out of SWCC's popular Youth On Water (YOW) program. In 2011 SWCC ran Women on Water for the first time for young girls, in 2012 SWCC was able to extend this to women of all ages.
"We knew this program was going to be positive for the participants, but honestly we had no idea just how powerful this program would be for women of all ages," says Cynthia McCreery, YOW and WOW co-ordinator.
The experience of the participants in this program has been overwhelmingly positive. The women spoke of gaining confidence in ways they had never imagined as they learned water skills and built relationships on the river. Many women felt the experience was life changing!
How your small change can help!
Funding from The Small Change Fund will help us increase awareness of the program, allowing us to work closley with First Nations groups, run open houses and visit local women’s organizations and support groups. You'll help us provide trained professionals for healing and self-esteem building activities AND you'll be helping us expand our program so more women can get out on the water!
To Donate visit our project on Small Change Fund website HERE!