“Educated women lead change” – Margaret Atwood at 5th Daughters for Life Gala for Scholarships for Girls in the Middle East

TORONTO:  Earlier this month, the 5th Daughters for Life Foundation (DFL) Gala held its annual event at the Carlu in Toronto.  Every year, the Daughters for Life Foundation celebrates individuals who have made significant contributions to promoting the rights of girls and women around the world.  This year’s Gala attracted nearly 400 guests in honour…

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An Unforgettable Evening… The 5th Daughters for Life Gala Dinner 2017

The elegant, The Carlu in the heart of Downtown Toronto saw nearly 400 proud supporters of the Daughters for Life Foundation (DFL) come together for the 5th Daughters for Life Gala Dinner on 17th November 2017. The Gala Dinner was held in honour of the many wonderful milestones and successes that the Daughters for Life…

Writer Margaret Atwood and Olympic Gold Medalist Penny Oleksiak to be Honoured at the 5th Daughters for Life Gala in Toronto

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2017 – On November 17th, The Daughters for Life Foundation (DFL) will honour two outstanding Canadian women at its annual DFL Gala Dinner in Toronto. The Lifetime Achievement Luminary Award will go to writer and cultural icon Margaret Atwood for her portrayals of strong female characters in her novels. Penny Oleksiak, the youngest Canadian to ever receive a Gold…

Daughters for Life Gala Dinner 2017 Announced for November 17th!

The Daughters for Life Foundation (DFL) is thrilled to announce its 5th Gala Dinner on November 17th. The Daughters for Life Gala Dinner 2017 is dedicated to celebrating and honouring;  it is a time for the international community to come together to celebrate our Scholars and to recognize the work of selected women who have created long-lasting…

Two Young Women With Dreams of Becoming Engineers Receive DFL Scholarship

The Daughters for Life Foundation continues to enable young women from conflict-torn nations in the Middle East to complete their education here in Canada under its scholarship program. The foundation’s newest female scholars to arrive in Toronto are Sahar Al Ahmad, from Syria, and Safaa Zaoui, from Morocco. Their arrival takes place one month after we…

Our newly arrived Syrian scholars

5 Syrian Girls on Scholarship to Canada Bring Message of Peace

 Welcome to Canada! On a cold and freezing night, the International Arrivals Terminal of Toronto Pearson Airport felt particularly warm and joyous. It was after all that long awaited moment when five Syrian girls would arrive in Canada, under a unique educational scholarship led by the Daughters for Life Foundation and the International Language Academy…

A post-secondary education for 15 Syrian girls

We are excited to announce our new initiative to provide 18 full-time scholarships to up to 15 Syrian and 3 Moroccan young women, to learn English with our ESL program partners such as the International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC) and prepare for higher education in one of our partnered academic institutions. Starting February 2017, the first girls who will come to…

The road to peace is for everyone to travel: Mayar’s story

In 2014, Mayar Tharowat won a Daughters for Life scholarship and left her home in Egypt to attend Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. As a student of the STEM school for girls in Egypt, Mayar studied hard and developed her interest in science, particularly Physics. After taking a chance and applying to Daughters for Life,…