OTTAWA, Sept. 26, 2011 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of
Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women,
today launched a call for proposals for projects that address issues of violence and economic security
affecting women and girls living in rural and remote communities, and
small urban centres.
"Our Government is committed to supporting grassroots projects that
improve the lives of women and girls across Canada," said
Minister Ambrose. "We're proud to work with community organizations
across Canada to help end violence against women, improve their
economic prosperity and promote women in leadership roles."
Building on the success of the Blueprint Projects of March 2011, the
Government of Canada is seeking organizations that will put in place
targeted projects in communities across the country.
"Over the past several years, our government has taken targeted action
to help women be safer, more secure and more economically successful,"
said Minister Ambrose. "That's because we believe women's safety goes
hand-in-hand with their economic security."
Status of Women Canada accepts applications to the Women's Program on an
ongoing basis. From now until November 4, 2011, the Women's Program will also accept applications for this targeted
call under the following two thematic areas:
community planning to reduce violence against women and girls in rural
communities and small urban centres in Canada; and
community planning for women's economic security in rural and remote
communities in Canada.
The Government of Canada is committed to funding projects that
strengthens Canadian families and communities. Through Status of Women
Canada alone, the government's support for community-based projects has
nearly doubled since 2006-2007, growing from $10.8 million to
$19 million - its highest level ever.
For more information on Status of Women Canada and funding available
through the Women's Program, please visit www.swc-cfc.gc.ca.
SOURCE Status of Women Canada
For further information:
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