In 2021, Family Transition Place (FTP) invited our community to recognize, honour and celebrate the many PHENOMENAL women who have motivated, supported and inspired those around them.
For obvious reasons, we couldn’t gather together to celebrate this year, so we wanted to mark the day by celebrating women across our community, individually and at work places that are predominantly female. This past year, since we last celebrated at our annual luncheon, our world has changed profoundly. It has without a doubt been a hard year for everyone. But, women have taken on a large part of the burdens of the pandemic—front line health care and social services are largely female. Small businesses and workers laid off from the food industry are largely female. Parents trying to figure out how to support online learning are still largely moms. And, women living in abusive homes have been isolated in a place that is not safe for them.
This year’s Phenomenal Women campaign was about recognizing the remarkable things that women do, year in year out. This year especially. It was our way to say thank you to those women who have lead us through this pandemic, swabbed our noses, cared for us in hospital, looked after our elderly, counselled our grieving, supported our mental health and kept us safe. It was about celebrating the individuals in our lives who have made a difference to us.
Over 200 Phenomenal Women lawn signs were purchased and circulated around Dufferin and Caledon, over 700 Phenomenal Woman greeting cards were purchased, and we completely sold out of the 100+ Inspire charm bracelets.
Raising funds to support our programs and services is definitely a priority, but raising awareness and visibility in our community, continuing to engage with our supporters, and celebrating the women who churn the wheels of success in this community is also very important to us.
Through the support of our community and our generous sponsors, we are proud to share that this campaign raised just over $15,000. The vital funds raised through this campaign, and other initiatives throughout the year, ensure that we are offering the most innovative services and programs to those families in our community that need them—when they need them most.
We thank you.
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2020 International Women's Day Celebration Luncheon
IWD 2020 Special Film Presentation
Please press play to watch last year’s special film presentation.
A very special and heartfelt thank you to Kaarina Dillabough, Leah Gilfoy, Mandy Gould, Jessie Humphries, Preeya Rateja and Mary Rose for entrusting us with their stories. We are immensely proud and humbled to share this video with all of you and hope you’re as inspired by each of these brilliant women as we are.