MORELL, PE, June 18, 2013 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable
Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and
Minister for Status of Women, Susan Truppe, Parliamentary Secretary to
the Minister for Status of Women, today announced Harper Government
support for a project that will promote leadership among girls and
young women in francophone communities across the province.
Ms. Truppe was in Morell to attend the 31st annual meeting of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers Responsible
for the Status of Women. She was accompanied by the Honourable Valerie
E. Docherty, PEI Minister of Community Services and Seniors and
Minister responsible for the Status of Women.
"Our government is committed to the advancement of women's leadership
throughout our country," said Minister Ambrose. "We are pleased to
partner with Actions Femmes Î.-P.-É Inc. to create real leadership opportunities so that francophone
and Acadian girls and young women can contribute to Canada's
Since 2007, the Harper Government has invested $2.8 million in funding
to 16 projects in PEI.
"I congratulate Actions Femmes Î.-P.-É Inc. for contributing to the success and well-being of young
francophone women throughout PEI," said Ms. Truppe. "Today's
announcement will make a real difference to the Island's francophone
"This is an excellent opportunity to work with our federal partners to
encourage prosperity and leadership among girls and young women
throughout the Island's vibrant francophone population," said Minister
Actions Femmes Î.-P.-É Inc. is receiving $165,000 in Government of Canada funding for a 24-month project that will
promote leadership capacity among francophone and Acadian girls and
young women aged 15 to 24 in six official language minority communities
"We are pleased to partner with the Government of Canada to create real
leadership opportunities for young women here in PEI," said Ms.
Anastasia DesRoches, Coordinator of Actions Femmes Î.-P.-É Inc. "With this funding, we will develop strategies and
action-oriented, community-based projects to address the challenges
facing these girls and young women."
Participants in the project will learn to identify and overcome barriers
to leadership while developing their skills and confidence in such
areas as facilitation, public presentation and debating. The girls and
young women will also benefit from a mentoring component with community
organizations, municipal councils and business leaders.
The Harper Government is committed to supporting projects that yield
concrete results for women and girls while strengthening families,
communities and the country. Through Status of Women Canada, federal
support for community-based projects has nearly doubled since
2006-2007, supporting more than 600 projects country-wide.
SOURCE: Status of Women Canada
For further information:
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Office of the Minister of Public Works and
Government Services and
Minister for Status of Women
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Director General, Communications
and Public Affairs
Status of Women Canada
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