Thank You to the Tontines!

Thank you to the Tontine Awards for supporting our documentary! With your grant, we will be able to create a French version of our documentary, complete with French titles, subtitles, and closed captions! This version will be available in time for International Women’s Day in March!

The Tontine Award is is inspired by women in francophone Africa who support themselves, their families and each other through micro-finance cooperatives known as “tontines.” In Ottawa, the Tontines (women behind the award), work to provide a no-strings-attached award to an Ottawa-Gatineau based creative twice each year. Their goal is to infuse the city with arts and creativity by uplifting the voices of a diversity of women and people from marginalized genders in our community.

Read more about the Tontine Awards on their website at