Corner Brook Status of Women Council receiving funding to ensure it can continue providing essential supports to women and their families
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador – Department for Women and Gender Equality - Women’s organizations provide vital services to our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, and able to fully participate in all aspects of our economy and society. Yet for far too long they have been chronically underfunded, underestimated and undermined. The Government of Canada recognizes that women’s organizations are the lifeblood of the women’s movement, and that maintaining and growing their ability to do this important work is the most effective way to advance gender equality.
That’s why today, Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, announced that the Government of Canada is investing $67,755 in the Corner Brook Status of Women Council (CBSWC) for their project Claiming our space. This funding will help the organization to expand their services on Newfoundland’s west coast and the Northern Peninsula. It will help ensure that the 50,000 women and families in the region have access to support for gender equality, violence prevention, education, and professional and community development.
CBSWC is one of the more than 250 women’s organizations and Indigenous organizations serving women across Canada in which the Government of Canada is investing under the Capacity-building Fund. Funding stems from the Budget 2018 announcement of $100 million over five years to support a viable and sustainable women’s movement across Canada.Source : Government Of Canada