Monday, May 28

SWC grants more funds

Status of Women Canada has issued three new grants to the following local organizations:

  • $302,204 to the Canadian Women's Community Economic Development Council (CWCEDC) "Our project will help women-centred community economic development organizations to increase their market share and their capacity to innovate and create additional employment for grassroots women in communities across Canada," said Ms. Rosalind Lockyer, President of CWCEDC.
  • $65,000 to the Waabi-ma'iingan Traditional Teaching Lodge (Grey Wolf); "The Robinson Superior Treaty Women's Council - Waabi-ma'iingan (GreyWolf) Traditional Teaching Lodge project - Kitchen Table Tour: Phase 2 - will facilitate 21 community gatherings of Aboriginal women in the Robinson Superior Treaty Area. As well as sharing traditional teachings and wisdom,participants will be empowered to create community action plans and regional skills and resource inventories," said Corporation President Norma Fawcett.
  • $50,554 to the Elizabeth Fry Society of Northwestern Ontario (EFSNWO). Ms. Alice Marie Taylor, EFSNWO Board President, said, "Working for Changeoffers six inter-related pilot projects that test approaches to assistingwomen who come into conflict with the law, many of whom have faced majorbarriers and systemic disadvantages in their lives." The EFSNWO is one of 10 Elizabeth Fry Societies in Ontario.

LINK: Status of Women

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