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 addition, in fiscal 2022,
TJX Canada launched a new partnership with Alice House, which provides opportunities for women to create a life free from intimate partner violence by offering safe, second-stage housing, counselling, and support
In 2019, TJX Canada launched Find Your Stride, a community initiative with a goal of helping vulnerable women achieve economic independence so that they and their families can thrive in life. As part of the initiative, TJX Canada formed
relationships with Dress for Success Canada, WoodGreen’s Homeward Bound program, the Women in Need Society, and, new in fiscal 2022, 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. The pandemic has forced these organizations
to put much of their in-person support on hold and instead offer virtual programming, including career coaching and online development opportunities. Many of our Associates from across the business hosted online training sessions
to help these organizations continue to support their clients, including professional development, mock job interviews, and more.
Making a Difference:
SUPPORTING CANADIAN WOMEN THROUGH PETITES-MAINS
This year, TJX Canada became an official partner of Petites-Mains, a nonprofit organization that supports women in need—principally newcomers, single mothers, and those receiving social assistance or without income—to break
out of social isolation, learn a trade, and integrate into the workforce, in order to live with dignity. Petites-Mains has contributed to the well-being of thousands of women and works toward a more just, inclusive, and harmonious
society in Canada. Through this partnership, our French-speaking Associates have volunteered to support program participants with their career development.
PROVIDING HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
In partnering with Petites-Mains’ work experience program, TJX Canada hosted mentorship sessions, mock interviews, and job skills trainings to provide immigrant women opportunities to learn about and develop
skills to help them enter the Canadian job market. We are proud that many of our French-speaking Associates have volunteered to share their own experiences, lead skills-development, and conduct store tours for
“The mentoring sessions and mock interviews of our “programme Femmes: un pas vers l’emploi” (“Women’s program: A step toward employment”) were very beneficial for our participants.
It helped develop self-esteem, break misconceptions about jobs interviews, and grow confidence in speaking with potential employers. The program also provided participants with tools and experience to help them
evaluate job opportunities in line with their schedules and educational interests.”
- Vivianne, Petites-Mains