Government of Canada announces investment in women’s organizations in Quebec City
Women’s organizations provide essential services in communities, and help women and girls enjoy financial security, live free from violence and be able to participate in all spheres of the economy and society. For too long, however, these organizations have been underfunded, underestimated and weakened. The Government of Canada recognizes that women’s organizations are the cornerstone of the women’s movement; maintaining and increasing their capacity to do this important work is the most effective way to promote gender equality.
That is why, on April 26, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Family, Children and Social Development and Member of Parliament for Québec, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister of Women and Gender Equality, announced that the Government of Canada will invest over $2.4 million in 10 organizations in Québec.
During the announcement made to the Association YWCA de Québec, Minister Duclos highlighted the organizations that will receive the funding, namely
- Association YWCA Québec
- Atikamekw Sipi – Council of the Atikamekw Nation
- Tuque Native Friendship Centre
- Women’s Resources Center of Beauport
- Cree Women’s Association of Eeyou Istche
- Development fund dedicated to women’s entrepreneurship
- Grand Council of the Waban-Aki Nation Inc.
- Inuit Women’s Association of Saturviit
- Table of Consultation of the Women’s Movement of Mauricie
- Val-d’Or Native Friendship Center
The Grand Council of the Waban-Aki Nation will receive $ 49,427 in funding for its W8banakiak Women’s Knowledge Mobilization Project in the management of Ndakinna territory.
This investment will increase the participation of W8banakiak women in the Ndakinna office to ensure that services provided to women in the community are equal and inclusive.
“We are committed to promoting a sense of belonging and community identity among all W8banakiak. With this support from the Government of Canada, we can ensure that women receive equal support from all the services we provide. »
Ten of the more than 250 women’s and Aboriginal women’s organizations across Canada receive funding through the Government of Canada’s Capacity Building Fund. The funding is the result of the Budget 2018 announcement of $100 million over five years to support a viable and sustainable women’s movement across Canada.