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Government of Canada announces investment for women’s organization in Toronto

Toronto, Ontario – Department for Women and Gender Equality - -Women’s organizations provide vital services in 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, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Toronto—St. Paul’s, 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 in $200,000 in Working Skills Centre for their project Building Innovation and Growth-Women Empowerment. This two-year project will help the Centre create social and systemic change to empower newcomer women. By building community partnerships with both the private and non-profit sectors, the Centre will help women gain skills, professional experience, and ultimately employment.
Working Skills Centre 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

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