Government of Canada supports women in the economy

Parliamentary Secretary Truppe encourages women in non-traditional occupations, entrepreneurs, at conference in Camrose

CAMROSE, AB, June 13, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, Susan Truppe, Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women and Member of Parliament for London North Centre, today highlighted the key role that women play in Canada's economic growth and prosperity. Ms. Truppe also outlined important Government of Canada actions that are creating new opportunities for Canadian women throughout the economy, from skilled trades to corporate boards. Parliamentary Secretary Truppe made her remarks at an event in Camrose, Alberta at the Country Women of the World Canada Area Conference.

Quick Facts

  • Since 2007, the Government of Canada has delivered more than $54 million through the Women's Program at Status of Women Canada for projects that promote women's economic security and prosperity. This includes funding of over $12 million for projects that support women in non-traditional occupations, and more than $9 million in support of women entrepreneurs.

  • Through Status of Women Canada, federal funding of community-based projects has nearly doubled since 2006-2007, supporting more than 720 projects across Canada.

Quotes

  "The Harper Government recognizes the enormous contribution that women make to the economy and all aspects of Canadian life. We support women by creating jobs and opportunities that position them for even greater prosperity. This is good for women, for their families and for the country."

The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch
Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women


"From coast to coast to coast, our Government is investing in women with community-based projects that help them to improve their economic security. This includes projects that encourage women in non-traditional occupations, as well as those aimed at promoting women entrepreneurs. "

Susan Truppe
Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women

Additional Links

 

SOURCE Status of Women Canada

For further information:

For media inquiries only:

Andrew McGrath
Press Secretary
Office of the Hon. Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O.Ont., M.P.
Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women
Tel: 819-953-5646

For all other inquiries:

Nanci-Jean Waugh
Director General, Communications and Public Affairs
Status of Women Canada
Tel: 819-420-6810

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