The government list: Women’s groups that ARE funded

The government list: Women’s groups that ARE funded

by Karina Roman
Posted: May 6, 2010 10:19 AM
Last Updated: May 6, 2010 11:06 AM

Minister of Status of Women (and of Public Works) Rona Ambrose said yesterday that the government was funding 78 projects undertaken by women’s groups in Canada…and that 34 of those groups were receiving funding for the first time.

Today Chris Hilton, the minister’s director of communications, sent us the list of those 78 projects/groups (which were chosen from a record 486 proposals, according to the government.) This list is by province and territory and there is no indication of how much money is attached to each project (although we will attempt to find that out). There is also no information on what the projects are specifically about (although some seem obvious), but I’m sure a little digging will bring us those nuggets as well.

This list comes after the opposition accused the government of cutting funding to groups that do not share the Conservative’s ideology. The Liberals, for example, issued their own selective list yesterday.

Here is the government’s list for readers to peruse:

(* Indicates new groups that have been approved for funding.)

Newfoundland and Labrador

* Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilitéde Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador (RDÉE TNL)
Projet d’entreprenariat pour les femmes de l’Ouest du Labrador

Newfoundland Aboriginal Women’s Network (NAWN)
Empowering Aboriginal Women; Influencing Community Wellness

Multicultural Women’s Organization of Newfoundland and Labrador
A Culturally Appropriate Gendered Approach to Improving Immigrant Women and Girls Economic Security Through Leadership Skill Development

Nova Scotia

Fédération des femmes acadiennes de la Nouvelle-Écosse
La violence, ça suffit!

The Hypatia Association
Tools for the Trade: Promoting Economic Security for Women in Cape Breton

New Brunswick

Association acadienne et francophone des aînées et aînés du Nouveau-Brunswick
Éveil à l’exercice de la citoyenneté des femmes et comment l’exercer

Centre de prévention de la violence familiale de Kent
Notre destin notre autodetermination

*Partners For Youth Inc.
Building Opportunity – Leadership Development for Young Women to Eliminate Relationship Violence

Urban Core Support Network Saint John Inc.
POWER UP! Mentoring

Prince Edward Island

PEI Coalition for Women in Government Inc.
Supporting Democratic Participation of Prince Edward Island’s Women and Girls

Women’s Network PEI Inc.
Trade Herizons

Quebec & Nunavut

Centre d’intégration au marché du l’emploi (CIME)
Les femmes dans la construction: une voie d’avenir pour un secteur en effervescence

Centre social d’aide aux immigrants
Favoriser la participation et la représentation des femmes immigrantes et réfugiées dans le quartier Ville-Émard / Côte-Saint-Paul

Femmes et politique municipale de l’Estrie
Ensemble, continuons!

En route vers le marché du travail

*Groupe d’entraide L’expression libre du Haut-Richelieu
Réseau de soutien et d’entraide pour femmes victimes d’agressions sexuelles

*Le Cran des Femmes
Onward Together!

*Regroupement des femmes d’affaires et femmes professionnnelles de la region de Thetford
Influence et pouvoir au feminin

Pour que les femmes continuent d’avancer

Réseau des femmes des Laurentides
Citoyennes, faites vos marques!

*Saturviit Inuit Women’s Association of Nunavik
Governance Training for Inuit Women in Nunavik

*Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes Inc. (TCRI)
Améliorons nos conditions de vie : en route vers le développement du leadership des femmes immigrées!

Wapikoni Mobile Corporation
Soirées de filles: de l’intime au collectif


Action Ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes
Tools to increase safety

*Agincourt Community Services Association
Forced Marriage – Education and Empowerment

*Biminaawzogin Regional Aboriginal Women’s Circle
Women’s Transition Bridging Project

*Catholic Family Services Toronto
Women Helping Women

*Community Living Peterborough
Young Women’s Leadership Group

Community Opportunity and Innovation Network (COIN)
Women Leading, Women Learning, Women Working

*Cornwall and District Immigrant Services Agency
From Learning to Earning Women (FLEW) – A Program for Immigrant Women by Women

*Elizabeth Fry Society Sudbury
EMPOWER (Education Making Positive Outcomes within Everyone’s Reach)

*Eritrean Canadian Community Centre of Metropolitan Toronto
Empowering African Immigrant Women to Become Leaders in Raising Sexually Healthy Children

Focus for Ethnic Women
Immigrant Women and Voice

*Girls Incorporated of Limestone, Algonquin and Lakeshore (Girls Inc. Limestone)
Girls Inc. Mother’s Network

*Korean Canadian Women’s Association (KCWA) Family and Social Services
FEM (Free and Empower Me)

Lowertown Community Resource Centre – trustee of the City for All Women Initiative
Engaging Diverse Communities through Facilitation

*London Urban Services Organization Centre (LUSO Community Services)
D.A.M.E.S. (Daughters and Mothers Experiencing Success)

Media Action (National Watch on Images of Women in the Media)
Informed Opinions

*Mouvement Ontarien des femmes immigrantes francophones (MOFIF)
Viser haut

*MUJER- Latin American Women’s Organization
Empower Youth Latinas in Toronto

*My Friends House, Collingwood Crisis Centre
“Next Door” Transitional Support Program for Women

*Oasis centre des femmes
Developing an Economic Hub for Language

PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise
SUPPLEMENT: Women’s Access Project

Reh’ma Community Services
Shifting Burdens and Empowering Women

*Sault Sainte Marie Indian Friendship Centre
Jingle Dress Regalia Making Project

*The Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County
Leadership 360

The Redwood for Women and Children Fleeing Abuse
Women on the Move, Phase 2

*Urban Alliance on Race Relations
Making Noise Media and Accountability Project


Federation of Canadian Municipalities
National Women in Municipal Government Program

Girls Action Foundation
Young Women: Learning and Leading for Change

Girl Guides of Canada/ Guides du Canada (GGC)
SUPPLEMENT: Girls for Safer Communities

National Initiative for Care of the Elderly (NICE)
Older Women and Financial Literacy: Bridging the Income Gap

Native Women’s Association of Canada
Evidence to Action


Association for Community Living – Winnipeg Inc.
Women in Harm’s Way – Addressing the Silent Abuse – Phase 2

Ka Ni Kanichihk
Aboriginal Women & Youth – Reclaiming our Power

West Central Women’s Resource Centre
Cultivating Holistic Community Leadership

*Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
WEC-Tech Project


*Daughters of Africa International
 African Women in the Community

Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan
Strong Sisters

*La Ronge Native Women’s Council
Piwapan Sexual Assault Program

Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan
Modeling and Mentoring: Creating the Supportive and Effective Relationships that Lead to Non-Violent Communities

Saskatchewan Towards Offering Partnership Solutions (STOPS) to Violence
The Community Connections Plan Phase 2: A Consistent, Coordinated, Effective Response to Violence and Abuse


Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS)
Changing Lives: Empowering Women through Enhanced Shelter Practices

Canadian Mental Health Association
Community Development for Sexual Assault Response Services in Southeast Alberta

Changing Together: Centre for Immigrant Women Association
The Silkworm Project: An emergency shelter designed specifically for Immigrant women

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN)
Immigrant Women Claiming their Future: Building Capacity through the Sustainable Livehood Model

Immigrant Services Calgary Society
Integrated Women’s Mentorship: Phase II

United Cultures of Canada Association
Enhancing Community Response to Support Victims and End Domestic Violence

*Westlock Women’s Association
Stop the Violence – Pilot Project

British Columbia

*Cridge Centre for the Family
The Cridge Asset Building Project

*Minerva Foundation for BC Women
Women Leading the Way Project

Supporting Women’s Alternatives Network (SWAN Vancouver)
Preventing Violence by Protecting Rights

SWOVA Community Development and Research Society
Pass It On: Women and Girls Working Together for Safety, Phase II

Salvation Army, The Governing Council
Female Lone Parent Family Breakthrough

*New Hope Community Services Society
Woman to Woman: Empowering Refugee and Immigrant Women to Stand Strong in Canada Through Mentoring

WISH Drop-In Centre Society
Peer Security Project: Phase Two

*Women’s Enterprise Centre
Taking the Stage: Leadership Skills Training targeting Aboriginal,  Immigrant and  Entrepreneur Women in BC


Les EssentiElles (fiscal agent for the Yukon Status of Women Council)
Financial Literacy for Yukon Women

Les EssentiElles
Renforcement PluriElles

Northwest Territories

YWCA of Yellowknife, NWT
Increasing Safety for Women in NWT Communities

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Karina Roman caught the journalism bug in Australia where she wrote AND sold ads for a fledgling weekly newspaper. Back in Canada, journalism school and stints at a national newspaper and CBC Radio’s As It Happens followed. In 2001, she was lured to Ottawa from Toronto by promises of “real” winters, thinking it was only going to be for a year. In the nine years since, she has reported on politics, business, technology, crime and elections for radio and television. In 2008 she joined CBC radio’s parliamentary bureau, became a mom for the first time and bought a house. Which makes her realize that probably means she’s going to be “enjoying” winters here for a while.

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