This 30-month project will support a feminist response and recovery from the current impacts of COVID-19, through systemic change. The Elizabeth Fry Society of Northeastern Ontario, in partnership with the Elizabeth Fry Society Simcoe Muskoka, will achieve this by conducting a feminist organizational restructuring, assessing the existing research and knowledge on barriers in Central and Northern Ontario for marginalized, racialized and criminalized women and gender diverse individuals, forming a Women’s Lived Experience Advisory Board and developing its networks and partners, developing a Feminist Systemic Action Plan, and setting a process for sustainability of efforts.

At the end of the project, the organization will have contributed to addressing systemic barriers by encouraging more equitable and effective sharing of resources; increasing networks and collaboration to accelerate systemic change; and addressing persistent harmful gender norms and attitudes.

 Assessment and Evaluation will be ongoing, and a final evaluation/report completed.

This project has been funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada.