Government of Canada Invests More Than $150,000 to Advance Gender Equality in Manitoba
Indigenous women, women with disabilities, members of LGBTQ2 communities, as well as newcomers, Black, racialized, and migrant women are all disproportionately impacted by longstanding inequities. Through support for Manitoba-based organizations that advance gender equality and work to break down barriers, individuals in these communities will be able to fully participate in the economic, social, and democratic life in Canada.
Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, visited the Rainbow Resource Centre and announced more than $150,000 for two Manitoba-based organizations to advance gender equality in their communities:
$26,390 for the Institute for International Women’s Rights – Manitoba to conduct research and make policy recommendations to ensure that Manitoba’s COVID-19 recovery is responsive to and supportive of the needs of marginalized communities
$127,144 for the Rainbow Resource Centre to strengthen its capacity and improve the inclusiveness of policies and practices with respect to sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression.
These projects will improve the wellbeing of women and gender-diverse individuals and will help ensure that women and gender-diverse individuals and their families and communities can prosper—creating a more inclusive Canada for all.