EDMONTON, Sept. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister
of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of
Women, today made a keynote address at the one-day Women's Symposium - Building Leadership and Community, emphasizing Government of Canada support for women in leadership
"The economy remains our government's top priority, and our Economic
Action Plan 2012 reflects that by supporting job creation, economic
growth and long-term prosperity," said Minister Ambrose. "Having more
women in leadership and decision-making roles in every sector of
society, including in municipal politics, helps us realize a brighter
future for all and how women can have a hand in creating it."
Hosted by the City of Edmonton, the Women's Symposium - Building Leadership and Community provides a forum for networking, learning and sharing the experience of
leadership among women. The gathering is also geared toward empowering
women to seek out leadership roles and take more active roles within
Since 2007, through the Women's Program of Status of Women Canada, more
than $16.5 million in funding has been approved for projects that
promote women's leadership and democratic participation. By working at the community level, the Government of Canada is improving
the lives of women and girls across Canada.
SOURCE: Status of Women Canada
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