About Daugthers of Africa International Inc.
Leaders in Women's Empowerment
Daughters of Africa International Inc. was founded in 1997,
in Regina SK., Canada to support and address integration
issues of African-Canadian women. By the 10th year of its
operation DOA's work has expanded to include an
international perspective rooted in gender equality,
empowerment and development.
In 2008 the organization changed its name to Daughters of
Africa International Inc. and its operations includes a
strong youth program under the acronym Y~DOA International.
In 2006 under the leadership of Elaine McNeill, Daughters
of Africa carried out a highly successful HIV/AIDS program
in Malawi, Uganda and Ghana.
This project was funded by CIDA over a two year period.
In 2007, Daughters of Africa InternationalIncorporated
received funding for the Expression of Interest category of
the Literacy program of the SaskSmart Innovations Fund of
Saskatchewan to do a needs assessment in our community for
This work was done by a committee of four dedicated members and
a non member, Diane Lemon who graciously volunteered her time
and home for the meeting to plan.
Through this needs assessment and the resulting
gap-analysis we received Government funding
(SaskSmart Innovations Fund) for a year to start our
In the twelve years of our existence we have had five
presidents, Women of vision and action. Their combined
efforts have brought us to the enviable standing of our