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In June 2016, as part of the Open Government Action Plan, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) committed to increasing the transparency and usefulness of grants and contribution data and subsequently launched the Guidelines on the Reporting of Grants and Contributions Awards, effective April 1, 2018.

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Found 769 records

DisAbled Women’s Network Canada (DAWN)

$720,585.00

Apr. 5, 2017
Agreement: Do The Right Thing: An Intersectional Approach to Human Rights (NA16376)
Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Montréal, Quebec, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2017-Q1-001 (Contribution)  
Recipient Business Number: 284252-1
Additional Information:

Multi-year project

Program: Women's Program

This 36-month project will increase the leadership capacity of women with disabilities and Deaf women in advocating for their rights to employment and employment services, such as apprenticeships and training, in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia. In collaboration with women with disabilities and Deaf women, barriers and gaps in services will be examined using a feminist disability perspective and an intersectional approach. Employers and employment service providers will be engaged through human rights workshops which will focus on how to support women with disabilities and Deaf women to either gain or retain employment. A train-the-trainer model will be developed whereby women with disabilities and Deaf women will be trained to lead the implementation of these workshops in their communities. A framework will be developed which will include recommendations as well as promising practices and approaches that will be shared nationally through DAWN Canada’s network and social media for replication across Canada. The organization will use this framework to support employers and employment service providers in integrating intersectional policies, programs and processes into their work to ensure inclusion of women with disabilities and Deaf women.

New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity, Inc.

$20,000.00

Apr. 12, 2017
Agreement: Support for Women’s Empowerment (Theme 2 – Empowering Women for Community Action) (NB16023-01)
Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2017-Q1-002 (Grant)  
Recipient Business Number: 631878
Additional Information:

Supplement to a multi-year project

Program: Women's Program

This 36-month project will address pay inequity in the private sector in New Brunswick in partnership with provincial and community organizations, unions and employers. The project will develop a strategic plan to identify and implement solutions and strategies to address pay inequity. The plan will include the provision of guidelines for private sector employers; the development of new provincial public policies and/or legislation; and, the implementation of strategies in private sector organizations.
Supplemental funding has been provided to include the participation of a women leader to the pan-Canadian network of women leaders under the Funding to Advance Gender Equality call for proposals.

Regroupement féministe du Nouveau-Brunswick inc.

$20,000.00

Apr. 12, 2017
Agreement: Support for Women’s Empowerment (Theme 1: Empowering Women for Political Action) (NB16030-01)
Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2017-Q1-003 (Grant)  
Recipient Business Number: 633532
Additional Information:

Supplement to a multi-year project

Program: Women's Program

This 36-month project will influence the recruitment and appointment practices of New Brunswick’s political parties in order to increase women’s accessibility to elected positions. Women politicians and stakeholders from political parties, provincial institutions, universities, and community organizations will be engaged as part of a social innovation laboratory to examine barriers contributing to the under-representation of women in politics in order to identify promising solutions. Sustainable guidelines and mechanisms will be developed and integrated in action plans implemented within each political party in order to improve their recruitment and appointment practices.
Supplemental funding has been provided to include the participation of a women leader to the pan-Canadian network of women leaders under the Funding to Advance Gender Equality call for proposals.

National Association of Women and the Law

$984,000.00

May 15, 2017
Agreement: Rebuilding Feminist Law Reform Capacity: Substantive Equality in the Law Making Process (NA16205)
Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Gloucester, Ontario, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2017-Q1-004 (Contribution)  
Recipient Business Number: 14083 5885 RP001
Additional Information:

Multi-year project

Program: Women's Program

This 36-month project will focus on increasing women’s capacity to meaningfully participate in the law-making process. The project will bring stakeholders together to rebuild a national law reform network. The network will be used to build the capacity of women’s organizations to engage in law reform advocacy work. This will reinforce partnerships between feminist law reform experts including feminist law students, legal academics, lawyers and leaders of women’s organizations. Systemic solutions will be shared with relevant decision-makers, including government and other law-making bodies, to inform change and achieve equality in the law-making process.

The Canadian Research Institute on the Advancement of Women

$800,000.00

Jun. 23, 2017
Agreement: Building Capacity for Advocacy on Women's Issues (NA16375)
Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2017-Q1-005 (Contribution)  
Recipient Business Number: 015633-7
Additional Information:

Multi-year project

Program: Women's Program

This 36-month project will focus on strengthening equity-seeking organizations’ capacity for advocacy and to apply an intersectionality approach in promoting action on issues of importance to women. It will carry-out a needs assessment to identify gaps in organizational capacity for intersectional feminist advocacy and needs for training and tool development. It will then review and strengthen advocacy tools. A knowledge exchange platform will be used to share and pilot standard and web-based tools with national and local organizations when advocating for systemic change.

New Brunswick Aboriginal People's Council

$441,769.00

Aug. 3, 2017
Agreement: Looking Out for Each Other (AN16369)
Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2017-Q2-001 (Contribution)  
Recipient Business Number: 012045
Additional Information:

Multi-year project

Program: Women's Program

This 36-month project will develop and implement non-discriminatory practices to assist families and communities of missing Indigenous women in navigating the law enforcement system and communicating with the media. This project will be undertaken in collaboration with justice related organizations, police, and the media in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Healing circles will be developed to empower families and communities to identify their needs on how they can be supported to report cases of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Building on the findings of the healing circles, supports and responsive tools would be created, such as a helpline for families, checklists/protocols for police, and education tools for lawyers and journalists. Project results will be evaluated and shared with other communities through video stories and presentations to stakeholder organizations.

British Columbia Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres

$450,600.00

Aug. 9, 2017
Agreement: Our Spirits are not for Sale: The Prevention of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Aboriginal Youth (AN16372)
Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2017-Q2-002 (Contribution)  
Recipient Business Number: S-0023660
Additional Information:

Multi-year project

Program: Women's Program

The 36-month project seeks to develop collaborative and coordinated community-led responses to prevent and address the sexual exploitation and human trafficking of Indigenous girls and women. The organization will engage stakeholders, including communities, elders, Indigenous youth, school districts, law enforcement agencies and service providers, to collectively examine the underlying causes of vulnerability to sexual exploitation and human trafficking in communities across British Columbia. Community-led responses will be developed to address the need for education specifically designed, for and with, high-risk Indigenous youth with respect to understanding human trafficking and exploitation; sexual exploitive behaviors and vulnerability of Indigenous girls from rural and remote communities who are being lured through online social platforms. The organization will disseminate the information gathered from the community-led responses with its 25 member Friendship Centres in British Columbia and other partners across the province to incorporate into their regular programming.

Native Courtworker and Couselling Association of BC

$267,289.00

Aug. 4, 2017
Agreement: Finding Solutions: Better Justice Outcomes for Aboriginal Women (AN16371)
Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2017-Q2-003 (Contribution)  
Recipient Business Number: 131195562RR0001
Additional Information:

Multi-year project

Program: Women's Program

This 36-month project seeks to influence culturally-relevant changes to provincial child protection policies and programs to facilitate Indigenous women’s access to services and reduce the likelihood that they stay in unsafe households to avoid being separated from their children. The organization will mobilize and engage relevant stakeholders to increase their knowledge of the impact of over-representation of Indigenous children and youth in the child protection justice system. Together they will identify existing measures, policies, and procedures contributing to this over-representation. Based on the findings, the organization will develop alternative measures that are culturally-appropriate and can be integrated within the mainstream child welfare system.

Newfoundland Aboriginal Women's Network Inc.

$291,243.00

Aug. 3, 2017
Agreement: Building Understanding: Strengthening Lives (AN17003)
Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Stephenville, Newfoundland, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2017-Q2-004 (Contribution)  
Recipient Business Number: 52857
Additional Information:

Multi-year project

Program: Women's Program

This 36-month project will increase women’s reporting of domestic violence and improve access to culturally-relevant supports in Newfoundland. Through partnerships, community consultations and stakeholder engagement with justice-related service providers, the organization will conduct a needs assessment, build on best practices identified, and work with Elders to develop tools, protocols, and resources for women. A network of agencies will be created across the province to foster partnerships and collaboration between Indigenous women, mainstream justice supports, and front line service providers.

Global Compact Network Canada

$858,500.00

Sep. 9, 2017
Agreement: Gender Equality Leadership in the Canadian Private Sector (NA17002)
Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2017-Q2-005 (Contribution)  
Recipient Business Number: 866550-8
Additional Information:

Multi-year project

Program: Women's Program

This project seeks to contribute to women’s economic empowerment by engaging Canadian private sector companies in eliminating barriers that women face in the workplace. The organization will engage with partners to develop, test and implement a set of tools that will establish a blueprint for gender equality. The project will also result in a certification methodology for gender equality in the private sector.

Moose Hide Campaign Development Society

$750,000.00

Sep. 25, 2017
Agreement: Ending Violence against Women and Children (AN17004)
Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2017-Q2-006 (Contribution)  
Recipient Business Number: 950979-8
Additional Information:

Multi-year project

Program: Women's Program

This 18-month project will engage men and boys to end violence against women and girls, by scaling up the Moose Hide Campaign to the federal public service. The project will increase awareness around the issue of violence against women and girls, and build capacity of public servants and the Canadian public to actively engage on this issue. The organization will develop an on-line capacity-building and training resource on the issue of violence against women and children, to increase the capacity of men and boys to take action to make positive change. The project will generate evidence that will inform best practices and lessons learned on how to engage men and boys on the issue of violence against women and girls.

Assaut Sexuel Secours (Val-d'Or) Inc.

$40,281.00

Aug. 4, 2017
Agreement: Cyber and Sexual Violence: Helping Communities Respond Theme 2: Preventing or responding to sexual violence against women and girls through access to community services (QC13303)
Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Val-d’Or, Quebec, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2017-Q2-007 (Grant)  
Recipient Business Number: 1142292151
Additional Information:

Supplement to a multi-year project

Program: Women's Program

This 36-month project will improve the ability of community service providers in Vallée-de-l'Or, Abitibi, to prevent sexual violence against women. The project will identify the institutional barriers that limit the ability of stakeholders to respond to the needs of victims of sexual violence who are living in poverty, as well as the specific needs of Aboriginal women living on the Lac-Simon and Kitcisakik reserves. The creation of a local roundtable on violence against women will provide a forum for disseminating and testing promising practices and will support collaboration between key stakeholders representing community services and the Aboriginal community. A formal framework for sharing project learnings and facilitate networking between stakeholders will be developed. Supplement: A first supplement was provided to strengthen the partnerships under development and enable the creation of an action plan for crisis intervention, the establishment and evaluation of a service continuum between providers, and dissemination of best practices targeting aboriginal women. A second supplement was also provided to take into account a particularly intense level of effort required to implement project activities and face obstacles, due to a difficult context in this region regarding sexual assaults.

Women's Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County

$55,650.00

Sep. 19, 2017
Agreement: Funding to Advance Gender Equality in Canada (ON16257)
Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2017-Q2-008 (Grant)  
Recipient Business Number: 1023145
Additional Information:

Supplement to a multi-year project

Program: Women's Program

This 36-month project will improve response systems for victims of sexual violence in Renfrew County by empowering women and girls to advocate for enhanced and accessible services in rural contexts. A survivor community advisory committee and a project advisory group will support the organization in identifying key issues and solutions. The organization will work with survivors and service providers to develop a resource manual on survivor self-advocacy. It will be used to pilot strategies to improve victim response systems and survivor experience. The project will also establish a community of practice to engage communities working to end violence against women in rural contexts to share knowledge and collaborate for effective action. Supplement: Supplemental funding will allow full participation of two project leaders at the local and pan-Canadian levels of the project, and will expand the scope of the project across Renfrew County. 

Cape Breton Business Partnership (Not-for-profit organizations and charities)

$297,500.00

Jun. 5, 2018
Agreement: Addressing Barriers to Successful Entrepreneurship for Women in Cape Breton (NS17201) (Jun. 5, 2018 - Jun. 4, 2021)
Description:

This 36-month project aims to increase the viability of entrepreneurship as a means to economic security for women by increasing their participation in support services, programs, and networks. Main activities include the creation of a community of practice, GBA of the existing support system, consultations and focus groups, development of a gender equity action plan, knowledge sharing activities, and adapted resources for business providers.

Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Sydney , Nova Scotia, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2018-Q1-001 (Grant)  
Recipient Business Number: 8 6 2 0 7 8 9 7 9 R T 0 0 0 1
Program: Status of Women Canada

Regroupement des groupes de femmes de la région de la Capitale-Nationale (Portneuf-Québec-Charlevoix) (Not-for-profit organizations and charities)

$325,810.00

Mar. 30, 2018
Agreement: Taking action for women who are distanced or excluded from the job market (QC17077) (Mar. 30, 2018 - Mar. 30, 2021)
Description:

This 36th month project will mobilize partners to take into account the needs of women who are furthest or excluded from the job market because of issues like housing access and job integration in the Québec City region. A diverse group of women will participate in a needs assessment via focus groups to contribute to the knowledge base, and identify priorities and concrete solutions. A range of partners will use their expertise to create an advocacy kit that will include training materials and recommendations for sustainable solutions. By accompanying partner institutions, the project will encourage solutions that use an intersectionality lens.

Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Quebec , Quebec, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2018-Q1-002 (Grant)  
Recipient Business Number: 1145127453
Program: Status of Women Canada

Riverdale Immigrant Women's Centre (Not-for-profit organizations and charities)

$273,739.00

Jul. 9, 2018
Agreement: Empowering Women in the Food Service and Restaurant Industry (ON17216) (Jul. 9, 2018 - Jul. 8, 2021)
Description:

This 36-month project aims to increase women’s economic security within the food service and restaurant industry through the development of an action plan to implement institutional change within Ontario’s food sector. Main activities include an environmental scan, identification of barriers, development of an action plan within the sector, a public awareness campaign and community forum.

Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Toronto , Ontario, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2018-Q1-003 (Contribution)  
Recipient Business Number: 1 0 7 8 9 7 6 8 8 R R 0 0 0 1
Program: Status of Women Canada

Small Scale Food Processor Association (Not-for-profit organizations and charities)

$308,268.00

Jun. 15, 2018
Agreement: Opening Opportunities for Investment for Women in small scale food processing (BC17209) (Jun. 15, 2018 - Jun. 14, 2021)
Description:

This 36-month project aims to address the systemic and institutional barriers impacting the economic security of women entrepreneurs in the food processing industry. The organization will work to transform the environment through the development of effective partnerships with the private sector as a key partner. Together, they will collaborate to implement solutions to advance the economic security of women in the food processing industry and take action to increase sustainable private sector leadership and investment in women. Key project activities will include strategic partnership engagement, a needs assessment using gender based analysis+, and the implementation of recommendations with industry partners.

Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Nanaimo , British Columbia, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2018-Q1-004 (Contribution)  
Recipient Business Number: 863863056 RC0001
Program: Status of Women Canada

Fédération des femmes du Québec (Not-for-profit organizations and charities)

$14,000.00

Jul. 3, 2017
Agreement: Women leaders for equality (QC16305) (Jul. 3, 2017 - Jul. 2, 2020)
Description:

This 36-month project will increase access to advancement opportunities and participation in decision-making processes for women working in activist organizations and labour unions in Montréal. The organization will work with the local chapter of a provincial union and a provincial advocacy organization for people on social assistance in order to create more inclusive and equitable environments by modifying their organizational policies and practices. An intersectional approach will be applied to ensure that diversity factors are taken into account in identifying and testing solutions. Project results will then be shared provincially via the organizations’ networks, notably through a forum and a web-based community of practice. Supplement: Supplemental funding will further the development and implementation of effective and sustainable strategies, as well as increase knowledge sharing to support change in other organizations.

Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Montréal , Quebec, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2018-Q1-005 (Contribution)  
Recipient Business Number: 1 1 4 4 1 9 8 6 3 8
Program: Status of Women Canada

Camo - route (Not-for-profit organizations and charities)

$294,000.00

Sep. 4, 2018
Agreement: Women Truckers: Goal 10% (QC17208) (Sep. 4, 2018 - Sep. 3, 2021)
Description:

This 36-month project seeks to remove institutional barriers causing women's under-representation in Quebec's transport industry. The project will ensure a better understanding of the systemic barriers faced by women in accessing training and working as drivers, and then work towards changing current recruitment, integration and training practices of businesses and training centres. In collaboration with key partners from the private sector and two training centres, an action plan will be developed and concrete actions will be taken in six regions. Private businesses, training centres, the provincial trucking association and Via Prévention will offer resources to develop and implement new tools, provide support for the sector and share the new practices. An advisory committee of sector leaders will ensure the project’s governance and results sharing through province-wide transport industry events, promotional tools and partners' and stakeholders' websites.

Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Montréal , Quebec, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2018-Q1-006 (Grant)  
Recipient Business Number: 1144947943
Program: Status of Women Canada

Antigonish Women's Resource Centre and Sexual Assault Services Association

$29,990.00

Oct. 11, 2018
Agreement: Circles of Support and Change: Transferring Successful Rural Indigenous Practices to Other Rural Contexts (GV18033) (Oct. 11, 2018 - Jan. 11, 2019)
Description:

The development of a Project Implementation Plan to increase the well-being of survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and their families, living in rural communities, through the creation of community-based survivor-centered circle meetings, responding to the need for safety and independence and by adaptation of community-based knowledge and systems-based resources into a local wrap-around response led by survivors.

Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2018-Q2-001 (Grant)  
Program: Status of Women Canada

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre

$30,000.00

Nov. 5, 2018
Agreement: Halifax Community Support Network (GV18104) (Nov. 5, 2018 - Feb. 5, 2019)
Description:

The development of a Project Implementation Plan to test the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre's regional Community Support Network, a service model that incorporates a coordinated response to sexualized violence involving formal collaboration between organizations and service providers that work with marginalized survivors of violence.

Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Halifax , Nova Scotia, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2018-Q2-002 (Grant)  
Program: Status of Women Canada

Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society

$30,000.00

Oct. 22, 2018
Agreement: Reconciliation and Healing from Trauma and Violence: An Indigenous Healing and Wellness Framework as a Promising Practice for Indigenous Survivors and their Families (GV18292) (Oct. 22, 2018 - Jan. 22, 2019)
Description:

The development of a Project Implementation Plan to test and evaluate the Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society’s Indigenous Framework for Healing and Wellness in order to address gaps in supports for Indigenous gender-based violence (GBV) survivors and their families.

Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Calgary , Alberta, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2018-Q2-003 (Grant)  
Program: Status of Women Canada

Barbra Schlifer Clinic

$30,000.00

Oct. 11, 2018
Agreement: Guiding Systemic Responses to Survivors of Gender-Based Violence Through Risk Assessment: A Survivor-Centric Approach (GV18016) (Oct. 11, 2018 - Jan. 11, 2019)
Description:

The development of a Project Implementation Plan to research, develop and test the application of risk assessment methodologies that identify and address the needs of women survivors of gender-based violence in order to increase the ability of service providers to assess risk in a sensitive and responsive manner, which can ultimately save lives.

Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2018-Q2-004 (Grant)  
Program: Status of Women Canada

BC Society of Transition Houses

$25,000.00

Nov. 2, 2018
Agreement: Reducing Barriers for Indigenous Women & Children to Transition Houses & Safe Homes (GV18167) (Nov. 2, 2018 - Feb. 2, 2019)
Description:

The development of a Project Implementation Plan to increase access to transition houses for Indigenous women and children by testing a service model, “Reducing Barriers for Indigenous Women and their Children,” aimed at developing culturally informed practices in transition houses in British Columbia.

Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2018-Q2-005 (Grant)  
Program: Status of Women Canada

Bridges for Women Society

$30,000.00

Oct. 19, 2018
Agreement: Bridges Métis & First Nations Women's Program (GV18177) (Oct. 19, 2018 - Jan. 19, 2019)
Description:

The development of a Project Implementation Plan to formally evaluate the Bridges for Women Society’s Métis & First Nations Women’s Program in order to increase the availability of trauma-informed, women-centric and culturally safe services as well as address gaps in supports to improve services for Métis and First Nations women living on and off reserve.

Organization: Status of Women Canada
Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
DetailsRef # GC-2018-Q2-006 (Grant)  
Program: Status of Women Canada
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