TJX has long partnered with organizations committed to helping empower women and enrich their lives. We support programs that provide services ranging from help for those fleeing domestic violence, to others that offer education, training,
and job placement resources.
For more than 25 years, TJX has supported programs offering resources for victims of domestic violence in the U.S. In 2009, we began a partnership with the National Domestic Violence Hotline with our first foundation
grant, and that partnership continues to this day. The Hotline is a free 24/7 helpline that serves as a link to safety for hundreds of thousands of people annually who are affected by domestic violence.
In 2019, TJX Canada launched Find Your Stride, a charitable initiative dedicated to helping vulnerable women access the skills and support they need so that they and their families can thrive in life. As part of the initiative, TJX
Canada has formed relationships with Dress for Success Canada, WoodGreen’s Homeward Bound program, the Women in Need Society (WINS), Alice House, and Petites-Mains. These
organizations provide support to women and families with basic needs like housing, food, and clothing as well as a variety of services, including work skills development, educational programs, and work placement. For example, women
participating in the Homeward Bound program receive housing and childcare while pursuing a no-cost, two-year college diploma, as well as internships and job placement assistance. For WINS, in addition to our financial support,
we developed the TJX Canada WINS Retail Ready program, a six-week program that provides training and work experience to enable women to find and maintain employment within the retail industry. With Petites-Mains, a Quebec-based
organization dedicated to helping integrate Canadian newcomers into the job market through skills and knowledge training, our French-speaking Associates volunteer to support program participants with their career development.
Making a Difference:
SUPPORTING CANADIAN WOMEN THROUGH ALICE HOUSE
TJX Canada is a proud partner of Alice House, an organization that provides opportunities for women to create a life free from domestic and intimate partner violence. With the support of TJX Canada, Alice House launched Alice On The
Go, a self-directed domestic violence prevention and education program for women. The six-week online program aims to increase participants’ understanding of problematic relationships and help them recognize warning signs
and power and control dynamics. Our funding has also supported Alice House’s Economic Independence Program, which helps women leaving Alice House reach financial independence.
PROVIDING NEW BEGINNINGS
“Alice House has been my rock; they have shown me what it is like to always have choices in my life and how to make and keep boundaries in place for me and my children. I am glad that my family has been fortunate
enough to have them as part of our new beginning.”
- Cindy, past Alice House client