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Women’s Secretariat applications for grant being accepted

Focus for the grant this year is to engage the community in gender and diversity analysis, and work with youth on the topic of toxic masculinity

Summerside, P.E.I. -  The annual Interministerial Women’s Secretariat grant helps non-profit groups provide direct services and programs to support women and girls on P.E.I.

David Daughton, CLIA executive director, said his group’s 2017 grant helped turn a good idea on a family law resource material into a useful resource for vulnerable women.

“It is important to increase awareness about the rights of immigrants and newcomers to Canada when dealing with family law issues.

“Our 'Family Law Matters' project helped us to leverage other funds, to strengthen existing partnerships and to build new alliances,” said Daughton.

Since May 2015, over $200,000 in grants have been provided to community organizations across the province.

The Interministerial Women’s Secretariat grant supports groups that:

  • Provide direct services and programs for the benefit of women
  • Support projects that enhance awareness, education and social action on women’s legal, health, social and economic equality
  • Support the capacity of women’s organizations that promote women’s equality through the advocacy, research and policy development.

“The Interministerial Women’s Secretariat Grant has helped build safer, more inclusive, and supportive communities for Island women and girls and strengthened their leadership abilities, voices and confidence,” said Paula Biggar, minister responsible for the Status of Women.

“I look forward to continuing to work with community organizations to support issues that face women and girls in our province.”

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Interministerial Women’s Secretariat grant.

For more information about the Interministerial Women’s Secretariat grants, click HERE.

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