Toronto, Ontario – 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, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport and Member of Parliament for Etobicoke North, 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 $129,032 in the Rexdale Women’s Centre. This funding will help build the organization’s capacity to support women using innovative new techniques, including applying Gender-based Analysis Plus to their services, and sharing this knowledge with sister organizations so that the wider community can better support immigrant, refugee, and newcomer women.
The Rexdale Women’s Centre is one of more than 250 women’s organization, and Indigenous organizations serving women across Canada receiving funding under the Capacity-building Fund. The investment 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