Call for Pro­pos­als – Sup­port­ing Women

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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 2018. is Jan­uary 11,

“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.

To learn more and to sub­mit a pro­posal, visit: www.swc-cfc. in­dex-en.html

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