When you shop Avon, you do more than benefit from great products; you help make a difference in the lives of women and their families. Through Avon’s commitment to putting an end to breast cancer and speaking out against domestic violence, we can improve lives and empower women everywhere. The Avon Foundation for Women Canada was created for women just like you.

Thank you for making a difference.


Direct Sellers
Industry innovation
award 2017

of Fundraising
Professionals 2014,
Corporate Citizen

of Athena 2017,
Soutien aus victimes
de violence familiale,

Direct Sellers
Community service
efforts award,
2000, 2001,2013

Nova award 1999,
Outstanding programs

“We are so delighted to be a recipient of Avon’s new Start Something™ campaign that will support anti-bullying and domestic violence initiatives, enabling us to broaden our impact of Big Sisters mentoring programs.”

Bruce MacDonald, President & CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada

“We are very grateful for the generosity shown by Avon. This donation will help us continue to provide quality care to the thousands of patients who rely on our Breast Health Centre every year.”

Dr. Angel Arnaout, surgical oncologist at The Ottawa Hospital

"As a longstanding partner of the Compassion House Foundation, Avon Canada has always been there to help out. But even we were humbled when Avon made a gift of $200,000."

Mellissa Kraft, Executive Director, Sorrentino’s Compassion House

"Together we will work to remind women impacted by homelessness that they are not alone. Our partnership with Avon will expand our capacity to give women the gifts of warmth, comfort, and confidence."

Jessica Mulroney, Co-founder of The Shoebox Project

“Thanks to the Avon Safe & Sound program, we will be able to help 30,000 Canadian women and girls affected by abuse rebuild their lives.”

Kathryn Babcock, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Canadian Women’s Foundation

"Breast cancer affects everyone—the person diagnosed, their family, friends and caregivers. Avon recognizes the value of Willow's work, providing peer support and information today for those who cannot wait for tomorrow's cure."

Virginia Yule, Executive Director, Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada

“We’re offering a ray of hope when things seem hopeless. I want to thank the Avon Foundation for Women for helping us to do that for people.”

Jim Panchaud, LRCP Social Worker and Regional Lead for Psychosocial Oncology, South West Regional Cancer Program

“We help to make women beautiful on the inside and Avon helps to make them beautiful on the outside. Words alone cannot explain how a gift like this helps the women and children who come to the shelter,” They are extremely grateful.”

Melpa Kamateros, Executive Director of Shield of Athena

"In the fight against breast cancer, Avon’s Breast Cancer Crusade is a powerful force. Thank you to the Avon Foundation for recognizing Markham Stouffville Hospital, and more importantly, for supporting every woman who relies on MSH for breast health and cancer care."

Allan Bell, Director of Community Relations & Corporate Partnerships, MSH Foundation

“The empowerment of women is at the heart of what Avon and Dress for Success are about.  It makes for a perfect partnership.  Thank you for helping to brighten the lives of women we serve.”

Kathryn Babcock Director Canadian Partnerships, Dress for Success Canada

"With this grant of $47,500 from the Avon Foundation for Women, the ACTIVATE trial research team will endeavour to determine if the large economic burden due to demand of health care resources and lost workforce productivity resulting from chemo-brain could be prevented with a controlled exercise regimen."

Dr. Kristin Campbell, Associated Professor at the University of British Columbia