OTTAWA – Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo recently highlighted a new call for proposals entitled Support for Women’s Empowerment.
The Department for the Status of Women is inviting organizations to propose projects that increase women’s participation in democratic and public life. Projects under this call for proposals will fall under two streams:
Stream 1: Empowering Indigenous Women for Stronger Communities will support projects that will empower indigenous women to engage with their communities to address issues affecting them or hindering their advancement in all aspects of life.
Stream 2: Empowering Women for Political and Community Action will focus on two themes:
1) Empowering Women for Political Action will promote the participation of women in political life;
2) Empowering Women for Community Action will improve conditions for women by amplifying women’s voices and enhancing their civic participation.
The deadlines for applications under this Call for Proposals are: June 1 for projects that fall under Stream 1 – Empowering Indigenous Women for Stronger Communities; and April 20 for projects that fall under Stream 2 – Empowering Women for Political and Community Action.
Please note a second wave of applications received by Nov. 1 may also be considered if there are funds remaining for Stream 1.
Organizations can apply for funding by visiting www.women.gc.ca