Wild Women Expeditions supports a number of social justice and environmental causes. We are committed to helping protect the precious wild places we love to play in, and to contribute to empowerment of girls and women. We see Wild Women as being part of a movement for social change and we believe that our enjoyment of Canada’s parks and wilderness comes with taking action for conservation. Here are some of the initiatives and organizations we support, financially and otherwise.
Oxfam Trailwalker Canada will take place on the weekend of July 22nd to 24th, 2011 on the Ganaraska Hiking Trail starting at Snow Valley Ski Resort near Barrie, Ontario and ending in the City of Orillia. The challenge is to complete 100km in 48 hours as a team of 4. Each team must start together, stick together and finish together. The event is not just physically demanding, but it is also a fundraising challenge. When you register, your team commits to raising $ 2,500 and all proceeds go towards Oxfam Canada’s efforts in making a difference in the lives of women and girls, men and boys living in poverty. There are several teams of WWE members who are stepping up to this challenge – you can support them by sponsoring a WWE team, or join in the fun and start or join a team yourself!
CPAWS is Canada’s voice for wilderness. Since 1963 they’ve led in creating over two-thirds of Canada’s protected areas. That amounts to about half a million square kilometres – an area bigger than the entire Yukon Territory! CPAWS’ vision is that Canada will protect at least half of our public land and water. As a national charity with 13 chapters, over 50 staff, 40,000 supporters and hundreds of volunteers, CPAWS works collaboratively with governments, local communities, industry and indigenous peoples to protect our country’s amazing natural places. WWE trips are mostly in national and provincial parks – from the Pacific Rim to Gros Morne – and we are committed to working with CPAWS to ensure we can continue to enjoy these protected areas for many years to come!