News & Events2020-07-29T16:10:10-04:00


The Daughters For Life Foundation Welcomes Six New Scholars

The Daughters for Life Foundation is proud to introduce the five inspiring and accomplished women that have been chosen as the recipients of our 2018 scholarships: Passant Metwally, Sara Saad, Esraa Naguib, Sahar Al Ahmad, Yousra Benradi and Maha Mehanna. Each of these scholars from across the Middle East has been awarded full scholarships by Daughters for Life to assist them in their pursuit [...]

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 Medal at [...]

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

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 [...]

Three New Scholars Welcomed into the Daughters for Life Family

A Future in Science Beckons Three Young Women from the Middle East for the 2017 Daughters for Life Scholarship The Daughters for Life Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2017 Scholarship program that takes talented female students from the Middle East and gives them the chance of a lifetime to study at the world’s best academic institutions. Maria Shehata and Eva [...]

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 impacts in the global community in their field. The [...]

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 welcomed 5 scholars from Syria and a few weeks after [...]

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 of Canada (ILAC). Amid loud cheers, bear hugs and [...]

Daughters for Life Foundation and ILAC Welcome First displaced Female Syrian Scholars to Study In Canada

TORONTO: The Daughters for Life Foundation (DFL) is welcoming today the first five female scholars from Syria who have been granted full-time scholarships to study in Canada, in partnership with the International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC). Alaa Alakel, Asmaa Labbad, Aya Hammoud, Ayaat Labbad and Raneem Kanaan are the first out of a total of 15 young women who will leave behind the [...]

Dr. Abuelaish Joins Canada’s Governor General on Mission to the Middle East

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, Founder and President of the Daughters for Life foundation is part of a special eight-day mission to the Middle East led by the Governor General of Canada, the Right Honourable David Johnston. The state visit covers Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank. And Dr. Abuelaish is joined by fellow Canadian leaders from education, business, and civil society to promote stronger innovation [...]

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 Canada on a student permit, will begin their ESL program [...]

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, Mayar moved forward in her journey of education and [...]

Daughters for Life Scholarships program 2017

The Daughters for Life Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2017 Scholarships Program! Take your chance, apply today! Submission deadline: December 16, 2016 At Daughters for Life Foundation (DFL), we’re looking for outstanding female students, who would like to take their education to the next level.  We are offering up to 10 scholarships for the next academic year for students to follow their dreams [...]

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