Call for proposals: Status of Women project funding

Status of Women Canada is encouraging organizations to apply for federal funding to support the economic security of women across Canada. This funding will support organizations working at the national and regional level on projects that address issues that restrict women’s economic security.

The first call for proposals is entitled “Support for Women’s Economic Security”. It will fund projects under two themes, “Building Partnerships to Address Systemic Barriers” and “Increasing Private Sector Leadership and Investments in Women”.

The first theme, “Building Partnerships to Address Systemic Barriers,” encourages strong collaboration between organizations to address the systemic barriers that prevent women from attaining economic security. These barriers could include issues such as the accessibility of childcare, the wage gap, and pay inequity. DEADLINE: noon (12:00 p.m.) Pacific, on November 27, 2017.

The second theme, “Increasing Private Sector Leadership and Investments in Women,” urges organizations to partner with the private sector to work together to implement solutions that advance women’s economic security. Through these partnerships, the private sector can play a leading role in helping advance gender equality in Canada. DEADLINE: noon (12:00 PM) Pacific, on January 11, 2018.

The second call for proposals is entitled “Addressing Indigenous Women’s Economic Security and Prosperity”. It invites project proposals from Indigenous organizations that will support the economic security and prosperity of Indigenous women across Canada. Projects selected will involve the collaboration of Indigenous women, Indigenous organizations, their communities, and the private sector. The goal is to build on the strengths of Indigenous women, identify opportunities for their economic success, and address issues limiting these opportunities. The projects will also expand community understanding of these issues, and take actions to implement the identified solutions. DEADLINE: noon (12:00 PM) Pacific, on January 11, 2018.

Organizations are invited to visit women.gc.ca for more information about submitting an application for funding, relevant application deadlines, and a schedule of information sessions (see below for schedule)

Quick facts:
– An estimated 30-40 projects will receive a total of approximately $15M over both calls for proposals.
– Proposed projects must address systemic barriers to women’s economic security including, but not limited to, access to childcare, pay inequity and the wage gap.
– Deadlines:
For the theme “Building Partnerships to Address Systemic Barriers”, the application deadline is noon (12:00 p.m.) Pacific, on November 27, 2017.
For the theme, “Increasing Private Sector Leadership and Investments in Women”, the application deadline is noon (12:00 p.m.) Pacific, on January 11, 2018.
For the Call for Proposals “Addressing Indigenous Women’s Economic Security and Prosperity”, the application deadline is noon (12:00 p.m.) Pacific, on January 11, 2018.

Associated Links:
Is the Women’s Program the Right Fit for Me?
Call for Proposals Application Guide
General Eligibility Requirements for Women’s Program Funding
Guidelines for Eligible Expenses
Status of Women Canada – Women’s Program

Inquiries:
Célia Canon
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Status of Women
613-862-3270

Léonie Roux
Public Affairs Officer
Status of Women Canada
819-420-6821

Information session details:

It is recommended that any organization considering applying to either of the calls for proposals above dial into one of the below teleconference sessions, or the local sessions where Status of Women Canada staff will be present to respond to initial queries. These staff are also available by telephone appointment. Spots are limited in each session, please email or call the Status of Women Canada office to confirm your attendance. (phone: 1-866-599-7259 or email: infonational@swc-cfc.gc.ca)

Ontario Region Information sessions for “Support for Women’s Economic Security” call for proposals

Teleconference info sessions:

Friday, October 20th
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 (ET)
Wednesday, November 1st
Time: 10:00-11:30 (ET)

In-person sessions:

London, ON
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Location: Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children
1137 Western Road, Room 1158
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM (English) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM (French)


Status of Women Canada National Team Teleconference Info Sessions for National Organizations and Projects

Thursday, October 12th
Time:
10:00-12:00 (ET) French
1:00-3:00 (ET) English

Thursday, October 26th
Time:
10:00-12:00 (ET) French
1:00-3:00 (ET) English

Thursday, November 9th
Time:
10:00-12:00 (ET) French
1:00-3:00 (ET) English

Status of Women Canada Indigenous Team Teleconference info sessions for Indigenous Organizations

Thursday, October 19th
Time:
10:00-12:00 (ET) French
1:00-3:00 (ET) English

Thursday, November 2nd
Time:
10:00-12:00 (ET) French
1:00-3:00 (ET) English

Thursday, November 16th
Time:
10:00-12:00 (ET) French
1:00-3:00 (ET) English

Thursday, November 30th
Time:
10:00-12:00 (ET) French
1:00-3:00 (ET) English

Thursday, December 14th
Time:
10:00-12:00 (ET) French
1:00-3:00 (ET) English

Thursday, January 4th
Time:
10:00-12:00 (ET) French
1:00-3:00 (ET) English