In lead up to Women Deliver 2019, Government of Canada announces innovative cross-sector partnerships to advance gender equality
“We are in the midst of a critical moment for women and girls. In the lead up to Women Deliver 2019, our government is seizing the global momentum, and mobilizing Canadians to advance gender equality in their communities, in Canada, and around the world. All of us – in all sectors – have to do our part to ensure that everyone has an equal and fair chance at success, and innovative partnerships between government, business and civil society are essential to achieving lasting equality for all.”
The Honourable Maryam Monsef, P.C., M.P.
Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality
“BMO is committed to economic inclusivity and gender equality within our workforce, and in our communities. Empowering women and girls is a critical ingredient to strengthen our national and global economy. BMO is proud to partner with the Government of Canada to grow the capacity of non-profit women’s organizations, which are integral to securing a strong economic future for Canada.”
Group Head, BMO Wealth Management
CanWaCH is proud to host Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada, a rallying cry for unity in gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women. We know that it takes multiple sectors, industries and communities to bring about change. We thank the Government of Canada for this investment and its continued support to Canadians from coast to coast to coast who are preparing events, discussions, and actions leading up to the Women Deliver 2019 Conference.”
Julia Anderson, Executive Director
Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health
The Women Deliver 2019 Conference is part of a global movement to promote gender equality worldwide and give voice to a broad spectrum of people, including Indigenous peoples, youth and those living in conflict and crisis settings. It will bring together more than 7,000 individuals—world leaders, influencers, advocates, academics, activists, youth and journalists—from more than 160 countries, with an additional 100,000 people participating virtually.
Budget 2018 announced $100 million over five years to support a viable and sustainable women’s movement across Canada. Adding to this historic investment, Budget 2019 proposes to invest a further $160 million over five years, starting in 2019–20, in the Department for Women and Gender Equality’s Women’s Program. This means that by 2023–24, the Women’s Program, which supports eligible organizations to carry out projects to advance equality by addressing systemic barriers, will total $100 million a year.
The Bank of Montreal (BMO) is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. BMO is the first Financial Services company to sponsor the Women Deliver Conference.
Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) is the secretariat for Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada to facilitate cross-issue dialogue and multi-sector collaboration for the advancement of gender equality.
Office of the Minister for Women and Gender Equality
Senior Communications Advisor
Department for Women and Gender Equality
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