Backgrounder: Calgary - New funding will help support a vibrant gender equality movement across Canada


The Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS) - $338,986

The Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS) provides leadership, coordination and collaboration of sexual assault services in Alberta. Member agencies and services are responsible for day to day front line delivery of services within their local communities and regional areas.

The AASAS is receiving $338,986 for a three-year project to strengthen coordinated responses for victims of sexual violence. The organization will work with multi-disciplinary partners to assess gaps in institutional capacity and policies in order to increase reporting and response services for women. They will engage partner agencies in the development of a best practices framework which will be implemented across Alberta. Results will also be disseminated amongst stakeholders to improve coordination of services for victims of sexual violence.

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) - $277,455

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches.

The CAC is receiving $277,455 for a three-year project to increase the representation of women in coaching and senior administration roles in sport.  The organization will develop policies and protocols to increase the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in professional sport occupations. It will work with partner agencies to pilot promising practices and share results throughout the sector.

Call for proposals: Funding to Advance Gender Equality in Canada – Over $18 million

In October 2016, Status of Women Canada invited organizations to propose projects that advance gender equality across Canada. As of June 2017, some 50 projects have been approved for over $18 million in Funding to Advance Gender Equality.

Over the course of 36-months, the projects will address systemic barriers in Status of Women Canada’s three areas of focus: increasing women’s economic security and prosperity; encouraging women and girls to be better represented in leadership and decision-making roles; and ending violence against women and girls.

The Canadian Women’s Foundation will convene a strong, independent, pan-Canadian network of women leaders to support feminist action for gender equality at the national level. These leaders have been chosen for their remarkable efforts at the local level to advance gender equality with women, girls and gender non-conforming people. By creating a network of visionary women, we will broaden the reach of their efforts beyond their communities – inspiring others from across the country to add their voices and contribute their ideas towards achieving real progress.

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