The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality announced funding of over $630,000 for two projects that advance gender equality in Saskatchewan.
Catholic Family Services of Prince Albert is receiving $334,000 to improve how community organizations work together to provide vital support services to women who have experienced violence. By working together, community organizations can more effectively identify gaps in their services and better address gender-based violence in Prince Albert.
Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, The Honourable Maryam Monsef, P.C., M.P. said, “These projects, which address gender-based violence and the economic security of caregivers, deal with issues that are important to women and their families and will make a positive difference in Prince Albert and Saskatoon. We know that investing in and working with women’s organizations are the most effective ways to advance gender equality, and our government will continue to support the great work that they do across the country.”
La Fédération provinciale des Fransaskoises is receiving $296,573 in funding to improve the economic security and working conditions of Francophone caregivers, and will develop a framework to make provincial and federal support programs and services in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta more accessible. A pilot will be tested in Saskatoon, based on a model developed and used in Quebec.
These two projects come from Funding to Advance Gender Equality, an $18 million investment which supports grassroots organizations, and Support for Women’s Economic Security, a $10 million investment which builds on ongoing efforts to support women’s economic empowerment and advance gender equality for all Canadians, respectively.