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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. .
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.”

“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.

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“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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