In the news release, "Government of Canada Supports economic opportunities for women in Beauce-Sartigan Region", issued 02-Dec-2014 by Status of Women Canada over CNW, the company advises that the first paragraph has been modified. The complete, corrected release follows:
Government of Canada Supports economic opportunities for women in Beauce-Sartigan Region
BEAUCE-SARTIGAN, QC, Dec. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, announced Government of Canada support for women in the Beauce-Sartigan region of Quebec.
Vision Femmes is receiving $200,000 for a 24-month project that will engage women and local partners to create new economic opportunities for women in the Beauce Sartigan Regional County Municipality. A regional symposium will be held to identify barriers and make recommendations addressing the economic needs and challenges faced by women in their community. Local stakeholders will develop and implement strategies to overcome the identified barriers and enhance women's economic options.
This project was selected through the Government of Canada's recent call for proposals entitled Opening Doors: Economic Opportunities for Women.
- The Government of Canada has provided over $146 million in funding through Status of Women Canada to support more than 720 projects since 2007. This includes more than $54 million invested in projects that promote women's economic security and prosperity.
- The Government of Canada continues to focus on creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for all Canadians. This includes taking action to create new opportunities for women throughout the economy, from skilled trades to corporate boards.
"The number one priority of our Government is jobs, growth and long-term prosperity. That's why we are pleased to support projects like this in Quebec and across Canada that help women find new economic opportunities."
The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch
Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women
"We are pleased to partner with Status of Women Canada on this project to enhance economic opportunities for women in the Beauce-Sartigan region. We look forward to collaborating with many local stakeholders to help women in these communities succeed and prosper."
President, Vision Femmes
SOURCE: Status of Women Canada
For further information: For media inquiries only: Andrew McGrath, Director of Communications, Office of the Hon. Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O.Ont., M.P., Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, Tel: 819-953-5646, [email protected]; For all other inquiries: Nanci-Jean Waugh, Director General, Communications and Public Affairs, Status of Women Canada, Tel: 819-420-6810