Friday, March 23

Cuts Will Impact the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women

Recently announced program cuts by the federal government, particularly cuts to Status of Women Canada will have a direct impact on the work of the Advisory Council. The closure of the Nova Scotia - Status of Women Canada office and the elimination of the research program will undoubtedly increase work demands placed on Council. Women’s organizations in Nova Scotia who have actively been lobbying on issues such as poverty, precarious employment, family violence, sexual assault and access to quality child care
will no longer be eligible for federal grants. Expectations may be placed upon Council to fill the research and policy voids resulting from federal programs cuts.

LINK:Plan of Action (Business Plan) for 2007-2008

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