There are many factors that make access to education difficult for young women in the Middle East, but with your support, we can help many of these talented women get the best education possible. We believe that investing in the education of young women is the key to long lasting peace and a better future for us all.

Daughters for Life Foundation is a registered Charity in Canada / Charity BN: 821105467 and a registered non-profit organization in Belgium

Donate Online

The easiest way to support the Daughters for Life Foundation is to donate securely online. Tax receipts for online donations are issued automatically. Make an online donation using CanadaHelps and pay by your Visa, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal or Interac Online and get an automatic electronic tax receipt, for local and international donations.


Monthly Giving

Some donors prefer to establish pre-authorized monthly donations rather than making an annual donation to the Daughters for Life Foundation. A single cumulative tax receipt is issued in January for monthly donations made in the previous taxation year.


Donate By Check

If you prefer to donate via check, please fill out this form and make sure your donation is payable to Daughters For Life Foundation and mail it to:

The Daughters for Life Foundation
20 De Boers Dr., Suite 380
Toronto, ON M3J 0H1, Canada

Please remember to print out and complete the attached donation form and send it with your check to the above-mentioned address.


Donate Securities

Donating securities or mutual funds is the most efficient way to give charitably. Since capital gains taxes don’t apply, our charity receives the full fair market value when the security is sold, and you get a tax receipt which reflects your larger contribution. This allows you to give more and get more.

CanadaHelps, our trusted partner, will process the donation of your security on our behalf.


With your donation, we can help many talented young women, access the best education possible and realize their potential. We believe that investing in young women’s education is the key to long-lasting peace and better future for all of us.

What Your Donation Can Do

  • A $100 donation will provide a one-week meal plan.
  • A $150 donation will get a book for one of our medical scholars.
  • A $500 donation will award one female student, who studies in the Middle East, to pay her tuition fees.
  • A $750 donation will buy a health insurance for one scholar.
  • A $1000 donation will buy a one-way flight ticket for one of our scholars.

These amounts may differ from one hosting academic institution to another.

With your donation, we can help many talented young women, access the best education possible and realize their potential. We believe that investing in young women’s education is the key to long-lasting peace and better future for all of us.

Your Privacy

Privacy is very important to us! We do not share your personal data with third parties for marketing purposes.


The Daughters For Life Foundation (“DFL”) is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors, volunteers and others who may be involved in our activities or on our website. We value your trust, and are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information. We recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be open and accountable in how we treat the Personal information that you choose to share with us. We do not trade, rent or sell the names of our valued supporters.

We have prepared this policy statement as a statement of the principles and guidelines we have put in place to protect your privacy, inform you of our practices concerning the collection, use, and disclosure of information provided to us, and our commitment to you to protect the privacy of the Personal information that you have entrusted to us.

What Personal Information Do We Collect?

“Personal information” is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. We only collect information which you provide voluntarily to us through secured online donations, emails, over the phone and so on. This information includes whether an individual has donated to The Daughters For Life Foundation, how much has been donated and an individual’s private contact information. Business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers that are published in telephone directories, is not considered Personal information.

Why Do We Collect Personal Information?

Collecting information helps us to serve you better. DFL collects Personal information for fundraising, the processing and administration of donations, providing information about the activities of DFL, compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and to ask for your support in our mission to advance the health and education of girls and women in the Middle East. If at any time you wish to be excluded from such contacts, please email us at or telephone us at +1 416-630-0246 and we will accommodate your request.


DFL collects, uses and discloses your Personal information with your permission. Your permission may be given orally, electronically or in writing and may be expressly given or implied. In deciding how we obtain your consent, we will take into account the sensitivity of the personal information about you that we are collecting, using or disclosing. You may limit or opt-out of future contact by DFL by contacting us at

We limit the use, disclosure and retention of Personal Information

Personal information will not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with consent or as required by law. Personal information will be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes. DFL does not trade, rent or sell any Personal information to third parties.

We keep the Personal information that you provide to us in strict confidence. Our employees and contractors sign confidentiality agreements. We take all reasonable steps to ensure the security and accuracy of the information we have about you. When we chose to have certain services (such as some fundraising and processing services) provided by third party providers, we select the service providers very carefully. We take all reasonable precautions to ensure that the service provider protects your Personal information.

DFL’s web pages contain online forms that allow visitors to make a donation. The personal and credit card information provided on these forms is used only to process these donations. Online donations to DFL may be processed through a third party. By using a professional and secure payment service for online donations, we are better able to protect the privacy of your Personal information. Secure Socket Layer (“SS:”) encryption technology is used when making online donations.

We safeguard your Personal Information

Your Personal information is protected with security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. We use password protocols and secure websites to protect Personal information we receive when an online donation is made.

Privacy on our website

Like many other organizations, DFL may use ‘cookies’ in special areas of our website to collect information such as the type of internet browser and operating system the visitor uses, the domain name of the website from which the visitor came, date and duration of the visit, number of visits, average times spent on our website, pages viewed and number of cookies accumulated. A cookie is a small text file that identifies the visitors browser, but not necessarily the visitor to our computer each time our website is visited. We may also use this website information and share it with other organizations with whom we have a commercial relationship to measure the use of our website to improve the function and content of the website and to improve use by visitors.

Promotional information about our activities, events and fund raising campaigns

Occasionally we may send email communications to you with information about our activities, events and fund raising campaigns. We will include instructions on how to unsubscribe and inform us of preferences if you decide you do not want to receive such further emails from us.


Our website may contain links to other websites which are provided as a convenience only. Visitors are advised that other third party websites may have different privacy policies and practices than DFL and DFL has no responsibility for such third party websites.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We will regularly review our policies and procedures and may change our privacy policy from time to time. We will post updates on our website.

Access To Your Personal Information

Your trust is important to us. You may access your personal information and ask any questions relating to this policy by contact our Privacy Officer at:

The Daughters for Life Foundation
We will regularly review our policies and procedures and may change our privacy policy from time to time. We will post updates on our website.

The Daughters for Life Foundation
20 De Boers Dr., Suite 380
Toronto, ON M3J 0H1, Canada



Be a part of something AMAZING. We are looking for talented, committed people willing to give their time and expertise in service of our cause by joining our team of volunteers.

We especially need help with the following areas:

  • Web designing
  • Copy-writing
  • Grants writing
  • Scholarship and programs coordination
  • Scholarship interviewers and assessors
  • Events’ management
  • Graphic design
  • Database management
  • Office administration and Bookkeeping
  • Media coordination
  • Marketing and fundraising

If you have skills in any of those areas or anything else that you think would be of value, we would like to hear from you!

Our office is located in North York, however, most of the work can be completed remotely. We encourage anyone who wants to contribute their time, whether living in Toronto or somewhere else, to contact us.

To join our team of volunteers please send us an email with your resume at

Partner With Us


To bring the gift of education to girls and young women from the Middle East, we require the continuous support and patronage of academic institutions from around the world. Daughters for Life seeks new collaborations with leading educational institutions so that we can expand our scholarship programs to take in more female students from the Middle East. Check out our partners.

Daughters for Life Foundation is an established, trusted, and high-profile non-profit. Our partners get remarkable recognition in their communities as well as worldwide.

  • Names and logos with links to their website get listed on the DFL website, which has more than 350,000 visitors.
  • Massive online exposure through DFL’s social media channels and targeted promotional campaigns reaching up to 1,800,000 people.
  • Up to 2019, Daughters for Life organized an annual Gala dinner where over 400 guests got together in Toronto to celebrate its scholars and recognize its partners’ contributions. During the event, our partners received public recognition and all guests were exposed to their logos. This event was exclusive to the founding Canadian chapter of DFL.


When you partner with Daughters for Life Foundation, your company can help have a positive effect on the lives of young women and their communities in the Middle East and play a vital role in creating leading change here at home and abroad.
Together with Daughters for Life, your company or organization can demonstrate a commitment to your global community, engage and connect your staff, and differentiate your business from competitors.


Whether through employee fundraising or company matching programs, supporting Daughters for Life helps build a positive atmosphere, providing a unique selling point when attracting and retaining the best possible staff.

Benefits to your business:

  • Increases staff motivation
  • Improves the lives of deserved young women
  • Increases brand awareness
  • Provides networking opportunities


We are looking for companies large and small to partner with Daughters for Life to make a difference in the lives of young women and demonstrate their commitment to global change.

Companies and employees collaborate with us to organize unique workplace campaigns and events. We help to connect companies to relevant causes, inspire employees and consumers, and make an impact around the world.


It’s all about finding the right way to get your staff involved.
Employee Fundraising – Encourage employees to rally around our special cause with team-building exercises or through your very own workplace giving program that will help strengthen staffs sense of corporate pride and commitment. This could include Sports Tournaments, office Olympics, employee cookbook, carnival or casual days.

Company matching – Demonstrate your company’s leadership and passion to create positive change through an employee match program. Match a percentage or the full donation contributed by your staff, doubling the impact for those in need.

Cause-related marketing – Let clients know your company is socially responsible by marketing a product or service in support of Daughters for Life. This will differentiate your product, increase your sales and revenue, generate valuable support for Daughters for Life’s work, and help enhance your company’s image in the process.

Corporate sponsorship – Partner with us around major engagements, such as the Daughters for Life annual gala dinner.


We welcome the opportunity to discuss your unique needs and ideas.

For more information on how your company can make a huge impact on the lives of young women, please contact:
Jacklin Ibrahim, Director of Operations and Programs
Phone: (416) 630-0246

For any partnership with DFL Europe, please contact DFL Europe operational coordinator at


Use your energy, imagination and passion to raise money with the help of your family, friends and community. EDUCATE HER TODAY FOR A BETTER FUTURE.

Do you host an annual BBQ, holiday party or hockey tournament? Why not incorporate a fundraising element this year and have fun while changing lives? Create your own personalized fundraising event OR create a fundraising team at your school, club, community or work.

Here are some ideas to help you get started:

  • bake sale
  • garage sale
  • race
  • golf tournament
  • for any special event or occasion, ask for donations in lieu of gifts

Set your fundraising goal TODAY and CONTACT US and we will equip you with all the tools you may need. You will experience a wonderful feeling raising awareness about Daughters for Life Foundation Cause and passing on your knowledge to family and friends. Get started today!

Fundraising Complete?
Mail all cheques for funds raised to:
Daughters for Life Foundation
20 De Boers Dr., Suite 380
Toronto, Ontario, M3J 0H1

You can also submit funds online at our CanadaHelps page here


“I am proud and privileged to be able to support your work on the fate of the Middle East, specifically the heart of the world. I carry Palestine and Israel in my heart with the hope that common sense will prevail and all the hard work of work will pay off.”

Marilyn Lange

“I am a father of two daughters. May Allah bless you and all these beautiful faces on the screen. They are all my daughters.”


“Wishing you all the best in this very worthwhile cause. We are with you.”

Ronald Zuker

“I was moved by Dr. Abuelaish’s book. Keep up the good work.”

Eric Cordeiro

“I think, the idea of educating women to promote peace worldwide is an excellent one!”

Catherine Aenishanslin

“Thank you for your inspirational discussion at SFU yesterday, Dr. Abuelaish. I am making a monthly donation in memory of your daughters and niece, and in memory of my beloved daughter, Yasmin Rashid.”

Joan Sharp, Simon Fraser University

“Thank you for helping all daughters in need!”

Janet Reinsdorf

“I read I Shall Not Hate last year among many other books on the heartbreaking situation. I am inspired by your vision, a way heading forward that lifts up women and girls, and promotes real peace through human connection; something I believe in.”

Andrea Routley

“Thank you for your wonderful work!”

Yasser El-Sayed

“We all must work together.”

Richard Reddick

“I am an American Jew living in NY, who strongly disagrees with the policies of Israel toward non-Jewish Israelis and Palestinians. I heard Dr. Abuelaish on NPR, his story and his message.
I am donating to the fund to express my deep sorrow and regret for the loss of his daughters and other innocent lives at the hands of the Israeli government, and to express my hope and faith in the pathway of reconciliation.”

Leora Baris

“This is an incredible charity founded by an incredible man and his family. I wish great luck to all the scholars involved.”

Tanya Shoop


Many factors in the Middle East can make education for young women very difficult. But with your donation, we can help many talented women, access the best education possible. We believe that investing in young women’s education is the key to long lasting peace and better future for all of us.

Your donation will change many girls’ lives



Volunteers are the lifeblood of our foundation, in Canada and overseas. Be a part of something AMAZING.



Use your energy, imagination and passion to raise money with the help of your network, family, friends and community.



To bring the gift of education to girls and young women from the Middle East, we require the continuous support and patronage of academic institutions from around the world.