Call for Proposals – Supporting Women – October 11, 2017

Call for Proposals – Supporting Women

October 11, 2017

OTTAWA:  In recognition of October as Women’s History Month, MP Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is encouraging organizations to apply for funding to support the economic security of women in the riding.

Status of Women Canada has issued two new calls for proposals that will award funding to organizations for projects that address institutional barriers that limit women’s economic security. Projects at the national level can receive up to $500,000 in funding, and projects at the regional level can receive up to $350,000 in funding.

The first call for proposals is entitled Support for Women’s Economic Security. It will fund projects under two themes:

  • Building Partnerships to Address Systemic Barriers – encourages collaboration between organizations to address the systemic barriers that prevent women from attaining economic security. These barriers could include issues such as the accessibility of childcare, the wage gap, and pay inequity. The deadline to apply is November 27, 2017.
  • Increasing Private Sector Leadership and Investments in Women – urges organizations to partner with the private sector to work together to implement solutions that advance women’s economic security. Through these partnerships, the private sector can play a leading role in helping advance gender equality. The deadline to apply is January 11, 2018.

The second call for proposals is entitled Addressing Indigenous Women’s Economic Security and Prosperity. It invites project proposals from Indigenous organizations that will support the economic security and prosperity of Indigenous women. Projects selected will involve the collaboration of the organizations, women, their communities, and the private sector.

The goal is to build on the strengths of Indigenous women, identify opportunities for their economic success, and address issues limiting these opportunities. The projects should also expand community understanding of these issues, and take actions to implement the identified solutions. The deadline to apply is January 11, 2018.

“Supporting women’s economic security is essential to building a better future and benefits everyone. I encourage all eligible organizations in Yellowhead to apply,” concluded MP Eglinski.

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