Red Shawl; is a volunteer driven and managed women’s community organization aspiring to improve communities; woman by woman Our logo depicts a woman casting her mantle/shawl on to another; sharing resources, courage, growth and progress
Women living wholesome and fulfilled lives
Red Shawl is a women’s community organization whose mission is to inspire and equip women to build better lives.
SHE is a woman of courage and strength who seeks economic and social opportunities for personal growth.
SHE is a new immigrant ready for next level of economic stability.
SHE is denied access to resources, networks and know-how to improve her livelihood.
SHE aspires to nurture her children and families for positive change in her community.
To Relieve Poverty by:
Advancing EDUCATION on topics related to women’s issues
Developing women’s SKILLS for enhanced income
Providing BASIC NECESSITIES to women in need
ONE WOMAN AT A TIME
Faith is at the heart of everything we do
Through our Christian faith we believe every person is created in God’s image and His love and grace is available to all humankind.
We are called to be a witness to God’s unconditional love and serve the most vulnerable women.
Approachable and Available
Continuous growth and development
Reach-out and Speak-up
Partner for collective action and maximum impact
Inform, inspire and connect women for personal action and advancement in life, workplace and communities.
Establish simplified and easily accessible processes for underserved women
Develop sustainable community-based approaches to enhance women’s economic stability
Just Turn up.
In 2013, Global Health Professional and Social Entrepreneur, Zari Gill, founded Red Shawl Women’s Community Organization in Mississauga with the belief that when a woman’s life is improved, families are improved and communities become strong and resilient. A shawl denotes the passing on of a mantle and the extending of resource from one to the other. It symbolizes our approach for women reaching-out to one another for advancement in life. The colour, red denotes, strength, warmth and living a wholesome life.
Red Shawl aims to support women as they strive to improve their income possibilities, because a woman with a steady stream of income, even if small, is able to save cash, provide improved education for her children, have better households and still have expendable funds.
Red Shawl offers programs for women and young girls to improve their skills, education and leadership for workplace, families and communities. With better skills, education and leadership qualities women gain better economic prospects which is a huge step towards bridging the gender gap and achieving gender parity. It is also a key step towards higher participation of women in the labour force and higher economic growth in Canada.
Red Shawl banks on working in synergy for lasting impact and cherishes continued support from the community for years to come.
I am a banker for the last 23 years, worked in adjudication, investments and currently working as a business advisor.
My desire to serve is growing deeper every day. I am so grateful to God for a platform of like minded people who share the same passion to reach out and serve for a good cause. I believe life is short and we can make it better with God on our side. "With God, all things are possible." -Matthew 19:26
Over 35 years of international leadership experience in women and community economic development work in Pakistan, and then (since 1991 in Canada) through the YWCA Toronto, most recently retiring after 20 years as manager for multiple employment and training programs. I was also blessed to be able to contribute at different leadership volunteer opportunities through the Maytree Foundation and National Immigrant Women's Organization.
I am a licensed architect with Ontario Association of Architects and run a private consulting firm, I am also a professor at Sheridan college, at Faculty of Science and Applied Technology where I teach Architectural Technology courses.
I live by the words, “All things are possible to one who believes!” Mark 9:23.
I’ve worked in the investment management and consulting fields for 13 years. I am in transition and looking for that opportunity and challenge that will contribute the most to the organization of my choice.
My personal philosophy is:
To live with love, hope and courage
To face adversity with compassion and humility
To collect the pieces after a fall, learn from the experience and move on
To let go, there's a time and place for everything
To seek good and focus on the positives
To be part of a solution rather than being on the other side of the equation
To be and to become ME!
I am a Global Health Professional and a Social Entrepreneur, with over 25 years of experience of working with organization like World Vision International. I am ready to bring my learning to improving lives of women.
His grace abounds in me so that I have all sufficiency in all things. I believe I am enabled only to be an enabler.