MONTRÉAL, July 27, 2012 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Rona
Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister
for Status of Women, the Honourable Judith Seidman, Senator for De la
Durantaye, Quebec, announced Government of Canada support for a project
that will help Montréal women from diverse backgrounds to gain
invaluable leadership skills and experience.
"Our government remains focused on strengthening our economy by
supporting job creation, growth and prosperity for all Canadians. To do
this, we are supporting programs that create opportunities for more
leadership positions for women," said Minister Ambrose.
"The Government of Canada is proud to support grassroots projects like
this that will strengthen the voices of women in leadership roles,"
said Senator Seidman. "The participants, who are from socioeconomic,
cultural, ethnic and religious minorities, have so much to contribute,
and we look forward to seeing the benefits that result from their
talent, skills and ideas."
Centre de Ressources de la Troisième Avenue [Third Avenue Resource Centre] is receiving $120,000 from the Government of Canada for a 24-month project, Un rôle citoyen dans les écoles publiques montréalaises : des femmes
guident le changement [A Civic Role in Montréal Public Schools: Women Leading Change]. Montréal women from diverse cultural backgrounds will gain leadership
skills by working with mentors who will help them take action and
become active participants in the lives of their children in school and
in the community.
"We are very pleased the Government of Canada has supported this
innovative project - a truly grass-roots initiative to get women
involved in leadership roles," said Ms. Danielle Landry of the Centre
de Ressources de la Troisième Avenue. "This project reaches out to
women whose voices may not otherwise be heard, resulting in real and
positive change for their families and communities."
The Government of Canada is committed to supporting projects that yield
concrete results for women and girls in Canada while strengthening
families, communities and the country. Through Status of Women Canada,
the government's support for community-based projects has nearly
doubled since 2006-2007, from $10.8 million to close to $19 million,
its highest level ever.
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SOURCE: Status of Women Canada
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