Ottawa, ON…On behalf of the Government of Canada, Cheryl Gallant, MP for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, is pleased to announce the government is now offering help for women’s initiatives in rural and small towns in Canada.  The government of Canada has issued a call for proposals for projects that address issues of violence and economic security affecting women and girls living in rural and remote communities, and small urban centres.

From now until November 4, 2011, the Women’s Program will be accepting applications to two two areas: community planning to reduce violence against women and girls in rural communities and small urban centres in Canada, and community planning for women’s economic security in rural and remote communities in Canada.

“Ending violence against women is important to ensuring all women in Canada can live safe and healthy lives,” said MP Gallant.  “This funding available from the government will help women across my riding and across rural Canada.”

The Government of Canada is committed to funding projects that strengthens Canadian families and communities. Through Status of Women Canada alone, the government’s support for community-based projects has nearly doubled since 2006-2007, growing from $10.8 million to $19 million – its highest level ever.

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