Minister of State (Status of Women) announces call for proposals for women's projects

    OTTAWA, June 29 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Helena Guergis, Minister of
State (Status of Women), today announced the 2009 call for proposals to the
Women's Community Fund of the Women's Program of Status of Women Canada.
    "The Government of Canada is committed to advancing equality for women
and girls on all fronts, and we recognize that one of the best ways to do that
is to support initiatives that encourage economic and social participation of
the women and girls of Canada. From innovative grassroots, local initiatives
to visionary multi-phase national projects, the Women's Program is funding
change in the lives of women and girls."
    Status of Women Canada will focus its support on projects that address
its 2009 priorities:
    - Improving women's and girls' economic security and prosperity;
    - Encouraging women and girls in leadership and decision-making roles;
    - Eliminating violence against women and girls.
    Funding is available to eligible not-for-profit and for-profit
organizations to carry out projects at the local, regional,
provincial/territorial and national levels.
    The objective of the Women's Community Fund is to address the economic
and social situation of women and their participation in democratic life
through projects that directly support women in their communities.

    The deadline for submissions to the Women's Community Fund under the new
call for proposals is September 30, 2009. Application forms and a new
Information Guide are available on the Status of Women Canada web site at

    Status of Women Canada is a federal government agency working to promote
equality for women and their full participation in the economic, social and
democratic life of Canada.

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For further information:

For further information: Sherine Mansour, Director of Communications,
Office of the Minister of State (Status of Women), (819) 956-4000; Nanci-Jean
Waugh, Director General, Communications and Strategic Planning, Status of
Women Canada, (613) 995-7839; For news releases and information on Status of
Women Canada, go to

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