Government of Canada Announces New Call for Proposals for Women's Projects



    OTTAWA, Nov. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of
Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, today announced a
second call for proposals to solicit funding from the Women's Community Fund
of Status of Women Canada.
    The new call invites eligible organizations to access funding from the
overall $15.3 million Women's Program budget of Status of Women Canada.
    "Our Government is working to advance women's participation in the
economic, social and cultural life of Canada and we are doing so at record
levels of funding," Minister Verner said. "We are eager to work with groups
that will have a direct, positive impact on women in their communities."
    Status of Women Canada will focus its support on projects that promote
women's economic security and prosperity, health, safety and those aimed at
ending all forms of discrimination and violence against women. As a condition
of eligibility for funding, projects must support the advancement of all women
in Canada. The first call for proposals was issued on June 4, 2007. On
October 11, 2007, Minister Verner announced that 60 projects will receive
funding totalling $8 million through the Women's Program of Status of Women
Canada.

    The Women's Community Fund makes $12.3 million available per year for
grants and contributions to support eligible projects at the local, regional
and national level. To qualify, a project must advance the economic, social
and cultural situation of women through initiatives that directly support
women in their communities. The deadline for submissions to the Women's
Community Fund, under the second call for proposals, is December 17, 2007.
    Applications and Funding Guidelines for the Women's Community Fund are
available on the SWC website ( http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca ).

    Status of Women Canada is a federal government agency working to promote
the full participation of women in the economic, social and cultural life of
Canada.
    For more information on Status of Women Canada, visit
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/.

    Ce texte est également disponible en français.




For further information:

For further information: Richard Walker, Press Secretary, Office of the
Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, (819)
997-7788; Nanci-Jean Waugh, Director of Communications, Status of Women
Canada, (613) 995-7839; This release is also available on the Status of Women
Canada website: http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca.


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