COBOURG, ON, June 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Status of Women, along with Rick Norlock, Member of Parliament for Northumberland-Quinte West, today highlighted support being provided by the Government of Canada for a project in Northumberland County, Ontario to increase the economic security of women in the community.
The Community Training and Development Centre is receiving funding through Status of Women Canada to support the economic security of women in rural areas of Northumberland County. The objective of the project is to support women and community partners by working together to develop and implement a community plan that promotes women's economic security. Today the Minister participated in the launch of videos and other resource materials to help rural women increase their economic prospects. These resources will be available in the community and online.
This project is being supported the Government of Canada Call for Proposals entitled Women Living in Rural and Remote Communities and Small Urban Centres.
- Status of Women Canada is providing $296,205 to the Community Training and Development Centre for this 36 month project.
- Since 2007, the Harper Government 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.
- Through Status of Women Canada, federal funding of community-based projects has nearly doubled since 2006-2007, supporting more than 720 projects across Canada.
"I am pleased that the Government of Canada is supporting this project to increase the economic security of women living in the Cobourg, Ontario area. By making expert information on financial literacy and money matters available to the community, we are supporting the economic needs of women and their families where it can be most helpful."
The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch
Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women
"Our Government is pleased to be working with the Community Training and Development Centre to make a difference for women in Northumberland Country. This collaboration with Status of Women Canada is helping tremendously by offering information and insights to women in our community who wish to find new economic opportunities."
Member of Parliament, Northumberland-Quinte West
"We are pleased to be partnered with the Government of Canada on this project so that women in our community can have greater access to diverse financial resources. This support will enhance their economic security, which can lead to increased economic opportunities. By making more financial information available to women in Northumberland County, we will help women at the local level achieve this goal."
Community Education Officer
The Community Training and Development Centre
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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