Honourable Kent Hehr, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre

From: Status of Women Canada

May 23, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta – Department for Women and Gender Equality

Women’s organizations provide vital services in 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 Kent Hehr, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, 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 $3.4 million in nine women’s organizations and Indigenous organizations serving women in Calgary and High River.

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