YWCA December 6 Fund


The YWCA December 6 Fund provides interest-free loans to women and gender diverse individuals fleeing abuse. We help women and gender diverse individuals establish themselves in safety.

To qualify for a loan, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Identify as a cis or trans woman, Two Spirit, and gender diverse persons
  • Recently fleeing an abusive situation (within the last 12 months)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have legal immigration status in Canada
  • Women must reside in the City of Toronto or Peel Region (Caledon, Brampton, or Mississauga) at the time of application, or be in the process of moving to Toronto or Peel Region


Applicants must be able to provide the following documents:

  • Provide a referral form and support letter from a referring agency – support letter must be on agency letterhead
  • Provide two pieces of identification (one being a photo ID)
  • Have a source of income (social assistance is accepted)
  • Have an active bank account
  • Provide proof of expense – what the loan will be used for

The December 6th Fund provides loans for expenses experienced as a direct result of fleeing an abusive relationship. Funds can be used towards:

  • Rent deposits
  • Moving expenses
  • Basic furniture
  • Storage expenses
  • Utility deposits and arrears
  • Other expenses to be approved on a case by case basis


This loan fund is not intended to cover rental arrears – if not directly related to violence.

Loans are interest free and repaid in small monthly payments by pre-authorized debit.

Applicants must be referred by a community / social service agency. Referring workers must complete the referral form and submit a letter of support. The letter must be on formal letterhead and addressed to YWCA Toronto December 6th Fund (i.e. third-party letters will not be accepted).

Program Support Worker
416.961.8101 x398
dec6@ywcatoronto.org

To support the YWCA December 6 Fund, click HERE

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