Harper Government supports economic opportunities for immigrant women in Toronto

posted on May 20, 2015

By CNW News | Link to Article

By CNW News | Link to Article

The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Canada’s Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, along with Brad Butt, Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Streetsville, today announced Government of Canada funding for a new project to increase economic opportunities for immigrant women in Toronto.

The Working Women Community Centre is receiving $187,422 for its 24-month project to address the barriers faced by foreign-trained professionals, including newcomer mothers. The organization will work with Seneca College and employment partners to develop a strategy to reduce systemic barriers experienced by immigrant women in their careers. The recommendations and best practices that result from the project will be shared with other service providers and programs across the country.

This project was selected through the Government of Canada’s call for proposals entitled Increasing Economic Prosperity for Women.

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