Memberships & Events
Contacting Event Organizers & checking your email after registration
If you have any questions about our online shop, see our Online Store FAQ's here.
Posting Rules/conduct, Collaboration + Advertising Requests
At Backcountry Women, we focus on creating a safe & positive space where everyone is free to share their experiences and try new things. We are committed to ensuring that both our in-person activities, as well as online groups are a judgement-free space. For this reason, we have created a Social Media Code of Conduct.
Prior to reaching out, please consider why you would like to collaborate with us, if your product/idea matches our current initiatives, and if your values & goals align with those of Backcountry Women.
All requests can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Is Backcountry Women a Non-profit?
We use a portion of our profits to further train and support outdoor leadership, grow our resources in order to achieve organizational goals, sustain our sponsored membership program, build and increase the funds in our Empowerment Fund with the goal of breaking down accessibility barriers, and provide quality experiences for individuals to gain knowledge & confidence in the outdoors.
Keep in mind that you do not have to be a non-profit to do good in the world. We have chosen a for-profit model for a variety of reasons, all of which aim to help us with our mission. There's a variety of ways of structuring an organization, each with their own pros and cons. To read more about the advantages and disadvantages of each, see this article. Thank you for supporting Backcountry Women - without you, we wouldn't be here!
How Do partnerships benefit our community AND HOW ARE PARTNERSHIP DOLLARS ALLOCATED?
Backcountry Women has built our own little community of like-minded individuals and now more than ever, connection is so important. Bringing people together in a safe space where they feel open to trying new things, meeting new people, and sharing their experiences are all things that we focus on.
We believe that the outdoors should be accessible to everyone and are working on breaking down barriers that people may have when it comes to getting outdoors. In addition to offering a variety of activities for people to join, Backcountry Women has an ever-growing Empowerment Fund and Sponsored Memberships that allow us to assist those with financial barriers to ensure that they are still able to get outside and enjoy activities with us.
Any funds that we may receive from partnerships always go back into our community. We focus on reducing barriers, both financial and transportational as we believe the outdoors should be accessible to all.
Our amazing team is what allows us to provide you with quality events & experiences, valuable content, and extra resources - which is why we aim to provide our volunteer activity leaders and contracted support with some form of compensation for their time, expertise, and efforts. Partnership funds also allow for us to provide our leaders with appropriate training and grow our own gear library to be able to provide accessible activity opportunities to those who may not have been able to participate otherwise.
If you have any questions about how our partnerships work or would like to partner with us, please contact email@example.com
Why does Backcountry Women make a land acknowledgement?
The Backcountry Women community has the privilege of spending recreational time in nature in this great land we call home. We strive to be good stewards of the land we live, work and play on by following and educating on Leave No Trace principles. But we acknowledge that this land is the ancestral and traditional homeland of the Indigenous peoples who were here before us; it came to us through broken treaties, widespread massacre and cultural genocide.
We aim to honour and recognize Indigenous peoples as the historical and traditional stewards of the land, and to cast light on the history of how we came to have access to the land; and therefore we make a land acknowledgement ahead of each of our activities.