Federal government commits $1.7M to 9 women’s groups in southwestern Ontario

MP Kate Young made the announcement along with MP Peter Fragiskatos in Strathroy. via @KateYoungMP/Twitter

Women’s organizations in southwestern Ontario are receiving a financial boost from the federal government.

Liberal MPs Kate Young and Peter Fragiskatos stopped in Strathroy on Thursday to announce $1.7 million in funding for nine women’s groups across southwestern Ontario.

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Officials referred to the money as “capacity-building funds.”

“Women’s organizations and Indigenous organizations serving women make real, tangible differences within our communities across southwestern Ontario,” said Young in a statement.

“With today’s announcement, we intend to demonstrate our continual commitment to supporting the effective resources and solutions that pave the way towards gender equality.”

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“We are proud to support these deserving organizations and the vital work that they carry out in southwestern Ontario each and every day,” said Fragiskatos in a statement.

“By investing in the organizations that support women and girls, we also invest in Canada’s future.”

Recipients of the funding include:

  • CFUW FCFDU, Canadian Federation of University Women — London: $216,045
  • Hiatus House — Windsor: $72,000
  • Huron Women’s Shelter, Second Stage Housing and Counselling Services — Goderich: $248,622
  • Perth County Transition Home for Women (Optimism Place Women’s Shelter and Support Services) — Stratford: $150,000
  • Réseau-femmes du sud-ouest de l’Ontario — serving francophone women in the region: $233,319
  • Single Women in Motherhood Training Program (S.W.I.M.) — London: $49,995
  • Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women: $250,000
  • Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc.: $247,606
  • Women’s Rural Resource Centre — Strathroy: $219,098

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