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About Us

Our Mission

Silver Gummy’s mission is to reduce sexual and domestic violence through intersectional feminist education.

Harmful notions of masculinity and femininity are largely formulated in childhood. With this in mind, Silver Gummy focuses on youth whose outlook on gender is still developing. We hope to cultivate self esteem, a respect for all genders and an understanding of how to maintain healthy relationships.

We recognize that change is only possible when research institutions, community programming, schools and youth have reciprocal relationships of teaching and learning.

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What’s In a Name?

Why did we choose “Silver Gummy”?

  1. To Be Gender Inclusive:
    • Neither the colour nor the metal are viewed as masculine or feminine and we’re guessing that you don’t know what gender a gummy bear is.
  2. To Appeal To Youth
    • We recognize the talents, abilities and potential of children and teens. We rely on them to make the world a better place, so the very least we can do is have a name that is fun and not stuffy.
  3. Who doesn’t love gummy bears?!?!

 

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Who We Support

We look to fund innovative Alberta based organizations that strive to educate the community on how to reduce gender-based violence, and are willing to communicate and collaborate with other stakeholders.

Visit Our Impact page to see which organizations are making headway in this joint mission.

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How We Support

We offer funding through our project based Grant application process. Our average gift is $20,000 per year for three years, but funding can increase or decrease depending on the needs of the project.

Visit our Applying for a Grant page for more information. 

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Testimonials

“Silver Gummy has supported Fast and Female by providing us with funding to support a collaborative program between us and Canadian Women & Sport. This was the first time our two organizations actually had an opportunity to co-develop and co-deliver a program together which was incredibly wonderful. We both work in the same sector and area but have different targeted audiences (policy makers/sport leaders/coaches vs. the girls themselves), so it was a wonderful opportunity to target both those audiences through one program. This allowed us to think outside of the box and get creative!”

- Fast and Female Supporting Women in Sport Foundation

“Silver Gummy has provided us essential funding to support our Violence is Preventable program (VIP). VIP is a public education and awareness program facilitated by the PEACE/Children Who Witness Abuse team that offers age-appropriate interactive workshops for elementary, middle and secondary school students. This program helps break the cycle of violence against women and children.”

- Victoria Women’s Transition House

“Silver Gummy has provided us with an opportunity to provide preventative and educational programming for children and youth related to Healthy Relationships and Bullying Prevention, both in schools and in the community.”

- North Rocky View Community Links Society (aka Community Links)

“The Silver Gummy Foundation was instrumental in supporting emerging work, our Girl’s Program, that continues to have significant community impact. The Foundation was willing to support us in developing, evaluating, refining, and offering the program more widely. The Girl’s program will have over 300 participants this school year. “

- Centre for Sexuality