Mike Bossio

Your member of parliament for


Hastings-Lennox and Addington

Mike Bossio

Your member of parliament for


Hastings-Lennox and Addington

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Women’s History Month: Claim Your Place

As you know, October is Women’s History Month. This year’s theme, Claim Your Place, was chosen by Canadians. It is a call to action reminding us that despite great achievements, there is still more work to do to make gender equality a reality for us all.

As part of Women’s History Month, our government is launching two new calls for proposals that will award funding to organizations for projects which address institutional barriers to women’s economic success.

 

The first Call for Proposals is entitled Support for Women’s Economic Security. It will fund projects under two themes:

The first theme, Building Partnerships to Address Systemic Barriers, encourages strong collaboration between organizations to address the systemic barriers that prevent women from attaining economic security. These barriers could include issues such as the accessibility of childcare, the wage gap, and pay inequity.

DEADLINE: noon (12:00 p.m.) Pacific, on November 27, 2017.

 

The second theme, Increasing Private Sector Leadership and Investments in Women, urges organizations to partner with the private sector to work together to implement solutions that advance women’s economic security. Through these partnerships, the private sector can play a leading role in helping advance gender equality in Canada.

DEADLINE: Noon (12:00 p.m.) Pacific, on January 11, 2018.

 

The second Call for Proposals is entitled Addressing Indigenous Women’s Economic Security and Prosperity.

It invites project proposals from Indigenous organizations that will support the economic security and prosperity of Indigenous women across Canada. Projects selected will involve the collaboration of Indigenous women, Indigenous organizations, their communities, and the private sector.

The goal is to build on the strengths of Indigenous women, identify opportunities for their economic success, and address issues limiting these opportunities. The projects will also expand community understanding of these issues, and take actions to implement the identified solutions.

DEADLINE: Noon (12:00 p.m.) Pacific, on January 11, 2018.

 

Organizations are invited to visit women.gc.ca to learn more about submitting an application for funding, as well as the relevant application deadlines.