Backgrounder - Women and Gender Equality Canada announced over $8M for 21 projects


Women and Gender Equality Canada announced over $8M for 21 projects that improve the health and wellbeing of a diverse group of women and girls, with a focus on eliminating gender-based violence. Further to the Government’s commitment to end gender-based violence, these projects will increase sexual health education, promote gender equality, and address harmful gender norms.

Project funding details

Pro-Choice Society of Lethbridge & Southern Alberta
Fort Macleod, Alberta
Project name: COVID-19 Reproductive Rights Response
Funding amount: $260,900

WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia
Project name: Healing From Sexual Violence Through Alternative Justice Project - Projet de guérison de la violence sexuelle par l'intermédiaire de la justice alternative
Funding amount: $369,147

Beausejour Family Crisis Resource Centre Inc. / Centre de ressources et de crises familiales Beauséjour inc.
Shediac, New Brunswick
Project name: The impact of COVID-19 on abused immigrant women: Addressing systemic barriers with accessing protection remedies
Funding amount: $297,308

CALACS LChrysalide
Terrebonne, Quebec
Project name: Toward regional collaboration on appropriate intervention for women victims of sexual violence / Vers une collaboration régionale pour une intervention adaptée pour les femmes victimes de violence sexuelle
Funding amount: $221,555

Centre for Sexuality
Calgary, Alberta
Project name: Scaling WiseGuyz - A Gender-Transformative Program to
Address Harmful Gender Norms
Funding amount: $514,493

HIV Community Link
Calgary, Alberta
Project name: The Shifting Perspectives Project
Funding amount: $289,060

Sexual Assault Centre Kingston
Kingston, Ontario
Project name: The Intersectionality Project: Leading the Way in Creating Intersectional Supports for Survivors
Funding amount: $228,854

Victim Services of Durham Region
Whitby, Ontario
Project name: Rise Up: Screening and Response Protocol for Human Trafficking in Hospitals (Rise Up) / Rise Up: Protocole de dépistage et de réponse à la traite de personnes dans les hôpitaux (Rise Up)
Funding amount: $284,293

We Worthy Women
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Project name: Action Now Atlantic
Funding amount: $288,408

White Ribbon Campaign
Toronto, Ontario
Project name: Accelerating Systemic Change to Prevent Sexual Exploitation of Vulnerable Young Women and 2SLGBTQ+ Youth
Funding amount: $664,745

Women's Health in Women's Hands Community Health Centre
Toronto, Ontario
Project name: Collaborating to Support Survivors and Women at Risk of FGM/C in the Era of COVID-19 / Collaborer pour soutenir les survivantes et les femmes à risque de E/MGF dans le contexte du COVID-19
Funding amount: $453,863

Women's Sexual Assault Centre
Pembroke, Ontario
Project name: Bringing the Change About: Rural Women Creating Rape Culture Change/ Apporter le changement sur : Les femmes rurales font évoluer la culture du viol
Funding amount: $274,260

La Maison ISA
Saguenay, Quebec
Project name: Pratiques novatrices pour soutenir l'autonomisation des femmes victimes d'exploitation sexuelle
Funding amount: $371,880

Sexual Violence New Brunswick Inc.
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Project name: Leading Systemic Change in Policing for Survivors of Sexual Violence in New Brunswick
Funding amount: $499,340

Sexual Assault Support Centre Waterloo Region
Kitchener, Ontario
Project name: Supporting Feminist Organizations in Engaging Men and Boys to End Gender-Based Violence / Soutenir les organisations féministes dans l'engagement des hommes et des garçons pour mettre fin à la violence fondée sur le sexe
Funding amount: $497,149

Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Centre of Peel
Brampton, Ontario
Project name: Feminist Hub/ Carrefour féministe
Funding amount: $432,561

Centre d'expertise en agression sexuelle Marie-Vincent
Montréal, Quebec
Project name: Prévention de la traite et de l’exploitation sexuelle chez les jeunes à risque
Funding amount: $379,239

YWCA Montréal
Montréal, Quebec
Project name: Agir pour l'égalité en milieu collégial / Action on equality in colleges
Funding amount: $441,864

Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan
Regina, Saskatchewan
Project name: Preventing and Addressing Sexual Violence and the Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 Through Education and Awareness Project
Funding amount: $170,000

Regroupement Naissances Respectées (RNR)
Montréal, Quebec
Project name: Pour un mouvement féministe en périnatalité renforcé
Funding amount: $450,000

Sex Information & Education Council of Canada
Toronto, Ontario
Project name: Preventing Gender-Based Violence: Developing and Implementing Effective Sexual Health Education Policy and Practice
Funding amount: $696,636


Johise Namwira
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth

Media Relations
Women and Gender Equality Canada

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