I Am Powerful Councils are groups of influential women who come together in cities across Canada to raise awareness and funds for CARE's work in lifting women and girls out of poverty. This movement started in 2012 and each I Am Powerful council is unique because the members joining them are unique. These passionate women volunteer their time because they are committed to supporting CARE Canada's development programs. By engaging their respective networks of friends and colleagues, they inspire others in their communities to help CARE empower women and girls. Their energetic fundraising efforts are an invaluable asset for CARE Canada. In 2015 and 2016, all IAP Councils will play a part in promoting the goals of the national Canadians Care campaign as it strives to secure much needed funding for maternal and newborn child health, fodd and nutrition security, economic development, and emergency response.
Why should I join an I Am Powerful Council in my city?
- You are passionate about making positive changes in the lives of women, girls and their families in developing nations.
- You want to join like-minded individuals who have come together to help CARE's mission of ending global poverty and empowering women and girls worldwide.
- You want to use your skills and networks to build awareness and raise funds for CARE's work and inspire others to get involved.
What's involved in becoming an I Am Powerful Council member?
- You will learn about CARE's work and international development, and have the ability to engage others on what you have learned. You will promote CARE through a variety of ways including social media and speaking engagements, and inform CARE of further opportunities in your community.
- You will make an annual donation to CARE Canada based on your ability to give.
- You will help raise funds to support a CARE project through a personal donation, by inspiring others to give, or by organizing fundraising events to rally your friends, social and professional networks, as well as your wider community.
- You will attend council meetings to discuss your group's objectives. With guidance and support from a CARE Regional Manager, or other representative, each council will develop its own priorities and plan the activities it wishes to undertake to reach its goals.
- You will learn how your gift has an impact on the lives of women, girls, men and boys, and their communities through special reports from the project your council has selected.
How do I join?
To find out how you can become involved with an I Am Powerful Council in your city, please contact us at:
Current IAP council members include:
|Tammy Coates, Chair
Heather Hemsing James
Robyn High Klapatiuk
Heidi von Engelbrechten
|Joanne Gassman, Chair
Laura Edwards, Co-Chair
Martha Piper, Past Chair
Sharon Manson Singer
Barbara Ann Milroy
Marjorie Anne Sauder