Changes to Status of Women Canada funding
By Leslie Young Women’s organizations across Canada are adjusting to changes to Status of Women Canada funding. Some organizations might…
By Leslie Young
Women’s organizations across Canada are adjusting to changes to Status of Women Canada funding. Some organizations might have to close if they do not receive funding under the new rules.
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The Women’s Program of Status of Women Canada provides funding to women’s organizations for projects that meet its criteria.
In Fall 2006, these criteria were changed significantly, as were many other aspects of the program.
The table below compares the Women’s Program as it existed in the summer of 2006 to what it looks like today.
|Mandate||“To support action by women’s organizations and other partners seeking to advance equality for women by addressing women’s economic, social, political and legal situation.”||“To facilitate women’s participation in Canadian society by addressing their economic, social and cultural situation through Canadian organizations.”|
|Budget||$10.8 million||$15.3 million|
|Organizations Eligible for Funding||Non-profit organizations only||Non-profit and for-profit both eligible|
|Programs Eligible for Funding||Initiatives which:
|Programs Not Eligible for Funding||
-Adapted from files from Status of Women Canada
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I am happy Harper is finally doing something about “the Arts” and “Women’s Groups”. The funding comes out of taxpayer funds often to the detriment of many “other” groups.
Women are already treated with more deference than they deserve. I am a woman that has competed in the business world all my life and NEVER have I lost out due to inadequate deference to my sex. It is not my gender that needs special treatment, it is competitive competent women that succeed; without government funding or interference.
If these groups were touting “less Government” they might accomplish something. However, to date they have only alienated men and held their hand out for more Government “welfare funding”. Get off the dole, Get a job and stop pretending women are not treated fairly. Enough already.