TORONTO, July 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. Kellie Leitch,
Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, announced
Government of Canada support for a new project that will strengthen
leadership opportunities for women in Toronto.
"Our Government is focused on what matters to Canadians - creating jobs,
growth and long-term prosperity," said Minister Leitch. "Women are key
to Canada's economic success, and we are committed to increasing
leadership opportunities for Canadian women."
Working for Change is receiving $266,630 in funding from the Government of Canada for a 36-month project
entitled "Roots/Routes to Women's Leadership and Empowerment: Best
Practices". This project will promote leadership through economic
empowerment for women in Toronto. Participants will receive leadership
training and mentorship that will help strengthen their skills and
confidence, and assist them in taking on leadership roles in their
communities. The project will create a best-practices model that can be
shared across the country.
"We are pleased to partner with the Government of Canada to create real
leadership opportunities for women in Toronto," said Paul Quinn, Board
Chair of Working for Change. "By working together to remove barriers
they face, we will help more women succeed and build prosperous futures
right here in our own community."
The Harper Government is committed to strengthening Canada's economy
with initiatives that create jobs while supporting families and
communities. The government's support through Status of Women Canada
for community-based projects has nearly doubled since 2006-2007, from
$10.8 million to close to $19 million, its highest level ever,
supporting over 600 projects. Since 2007, more than $21 million has
been approved for projects that promote women's leadership and
SOURCE: Status of Women Canada
For further information:
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Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Labour and
Minister of Status of Women
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Director General, Communications
and Public Affairs
Status of Women Canada
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