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Victoria Grandmothers for Africa

We raise funds and awareness for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. We're proud to have raised over $2 million since 2006.

Through the Grandmothers Campaign, we partner with community-led organizations in Africa where grandmothers care for grandchildren whose parents died as a result of the HIV and AIDS pandemic.

See how we work HERE

Find out how to join HERE 

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Margaret Kayombo is a member of a group that advocates for grandmothers’ rights in Western Uganda. Since joining ROTOM, the community-led organization that supports the group, she has been an enthusiastic and engaged contributor. She is active in community exchange visits, raising awareness and collaborating with other grandmothers across Uganda, and takes part in grandmothers gatherings, including the  recent International Grandmothers Gathering in Kampala. 

For many grandmothers in her community, Margaret and her peers are part of a vital lifeline, having built a community of mutual care to fend off isolation and loneliness. 

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More stories from Africa are HERE



Upcoming events


This is the year of saying YES!

These brave souls said YES to a cold water dip on the first of the month. Below, February and April



On Instagram and TikTok people are sharing videos of themselves breaking stereotypes. So we're joining in, posting videos of us saying, "I'm a grandmother, OF COURSE I can ....."  Here's a Grandmothers Campaign video featuring several members of VG4A, including Jane Player making a cocktail.

   Of Course Video

OF COURSE we can do whatever we put our minds to!!!


Christine J. Donna, Sandra, Laurie, Joyce, Jocelyn, Orleen, Lisbie, Dale, Bonnie, Elizabeth S.

Read the full International Grandmothers Gathering Statement here

Eleven of our members, photographed above, (and at least 7 on Zoom) participated in the International Grandmothers Gathering October 24th – 26th in Winnipeg. We had the largest contingent from anywhere in the country and our representatives did us proud. At the same time there were parallel gatherings going on in 10 different sub-Saharan African countries. They reported to the Winnipeg gathering via Zoom; their energy, excitement and determination were palpable. In every gathering in Africa there were policy makers present and a clear focus on making lasting change at the government level. Demands included increased pensions for grandmother caregivers and the reversal of outdated gender inequalities surrounding ownership, particularly of land. It was very encouraging to see and hear example after example of grandmothers in Africa who are empowered and determined to affect policy changes. They will not rest until AIDS is gone from Africa and the most harmful inequalities are resolved. And we will not rest until they rest! There was a collective feeling in all of the gatherings of pride in achieving something important in such a collaborative way, gratitude for our partnerships, and a passionate commitment to continue. This initiative has made a difference in so many lives. 

 Laurie Wilson, Coordinator

Meg French's Keynote address   Welcoming Words from Vicki Strang   Closing speech by Robin Scobie   Strategic Fundraising notes

Idah's 20 years slideshow  20th Anniversary Quilt story   Dawn of the Movement   11 Simultaneous Gatherings slideshow

Members can check out the TECH TIPS or ask for TECH HELP on our Members Only page by signing in to the website.

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 Fred May's CC Phishing Reporting Sites

Digital Skills Project  

Victoria Grandmothers received a grant of $24,539 from the New Horizons for Seniors Program to improve the digital skills of our members and community.  It's a HUGE investment that we're very grateful for; we're eager to involve as many members as possible in the different parts of the project.  Connected Canadians, a non-profit that specializes in improving the digital skills of seniors, will deliver our program.  Find out how you can benefit.

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VG4A actively seeks ways to learn, reconcile and connect with local     First Nations. Here is our

Territorial Acknowledgement

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