Harper Government launches call for proposals to increase opportunities for women in non-traditional roles
"Through Economic Action Plan 2013, the Harper Government is committed to creating a strong economy for all Canadians, and women are key to Canada's economic success," said Minister Ambrose. "Through this call for proposals, we will empower more women to succeed and prosper in non-traditional jobs."
Call for proposals: Opening Doors: Economic Opportunities for Women
The new call for proposals launched today by the Minister is entitled Opening Doors: Economic Opportunities for Women. It will provide funding for innovative projects that support economic opportunities for Canadian women, including promising practices to increase the participation of women in non-traditional occupations.
Applications under this Call for Proposals for advancing women in non-traditional occupations will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on May 31, 2013. Eligible organizations must address a number of predetermined criteria in their responses. More information about this Call for Proposals is available at women.gc.ca.
This Call for Proposals Opening Doors: Economic Opportunities for Women, will help communities create new economic opportunities for women in three thematic areas:
- Advancing Women in Non-Traditional Occupations: Projects will engage key stakeholders - institutions, employers, sector and professional organizations and communities, etc. - in sector-specific efforts to advance women in non-traditional occupations.
- Increasing Economic Options for Women: Projects will address institutional barriers and other factors that limit local efforts to advance the economic security and prosperity of women in communities across Canada.
- Improving Prosperity for Immigrant Women: Projects will address institutional barriers and other factors that limit the capacity of community organizations to respond to immigrant women's economic needs.