Know Us Better

Ladies in the Family Foundation (LIFF) is a non-profit organization focused on building relationships among immigrant women with a focus on black women and girls, to increase their economic, social and emotional wellness as they navigate building new homes, businesses, and work lifestyles in Canada. LIFF’s goal is not only to connect socially, but also to help women understand and manage the fundamental contributors to the health and quality of their emotional well-being. We know that when girls and women thrive emotionally, psychologically, economically and socially, families, societies and nations are also thriving. Through LIFF’s mandate, we hope that no voice is left behind, no skill is left untapped, and that stigmas, labels and barriers are removed as women navigate their way towards complete and wholesome wellness.  

In the last 5 years, our organisation have established a friendly and culturally diverse platform for women and their families that has enabled the promotion of healthier relationships with and among women towards emotional and mental wellness, increased social capital, increased productivity, and better integration into the Canadian culture through collaborative community building.

Our Brief History

  • 2017
    LIFF started as a premier organization for women from different walks of life. LIFF’s goal is not only to connect socially, but also to help women understand and manage the fundamental contributors to the health and quality of women's emotional well-being for enhanced productivity at work, at home and in business
  • 2017
    Mother-daughter relationship building Event
  • 2018
    Connecting black women through a talk on their reproductive systems with Dr Rupinda Toor. Networking event with speaker Kyla Patey.
  • 2019
    Networking event for black immigrant women and girls aged 12+ with speaker Chris Koch.
  • 2020
    Global hiatus due to Covid
  • 2021
    Connecting black women through a celebration of culture, in collaboration with Alberta Government for Alberta Culture Days. Domestic Violence - Looking at it through the lens of Culture and Faith.

Our Vision

We aim for all women and girls and their families to be physically, emotionally, psychologically, and economically healthy in every way, at every turn.

LIFF’s vision is anchored in 

  • Boosting cultural integration for immigrant black women and girls settling into Canada
  • Developing a safe place to talk about and address mental health issues 
  • Progressing entrepreneurial skills 
  • Encouraging community engagement and development
  • Promoting Friendship, Leadership and Mentorship 

Our Mission

Establish a friendly and culturally diverse platform for women and their families to promote healthier relationships with themselves and others towards emotional wellness, social equity, increased productivity, and better integration into the Canadian culture.

Our focus is on racialized communities with a goal to empower Black and Afro-Canadian women and girls.

Our Board

Our Plan

  • Promote healthy and fun social connections.
  • Develop a platform for black women to share their stories authentically and without fear or judgment.
  • Inspire new friendships and develop a sense of belonging for newly integrated immigrant black women and their families.
  • Recognize black women and girls doing great work in the community through leadership, volunteering, and promotion of culture.

Our Program

Mental Wellness Support

  • Providing a platform for candid and non-judgmental conversations
  • Breaking the taboo and stigmatization around mental health issues
  • Building self esteem and self efficacy for girls and women
  • Developing social & emotional competencies
  • Directing members to the appropriate resources

Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy

  • Advancing solutions to address women’s income inequality
  • Empowering women in leadership & business

Community Engagement

  • Inspiring volunteerism and community development
  • Generate conversations and programs to positively impact 5 generations ahead

Culture Share

  • Bridging acculturation gaps
  • Celebrating cultural diversities