Canada announces investment in women’s organizations in Ontario’s Tri-Cities area

From: Status of Women Canada

Seven projects from Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Brantford are receiving funding to ensure women’s organizations can continue providing essential supports to women and their families

April 17, 2019 – Kitchener, 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 Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament for Waterloo, Raj Saini, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, and Marwan Tabbara, Member of Parliament for Kitchener South-Hespeler, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, announced that the Government of Canada will invest over $1.3 million in women’s organizations and Indigenous organizations serving women in Ontario’s Tri-Cities area.

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