Conservative Government launches call for proposals to increase opportunities for women in non-traditional roles

Call for Proposals will help communities create new economic opportunities for women in three thematic areas

Ottawa- Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops- Thompson- Cariboo was pleased to promote on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, a called for projects that will increase opportunities for women in non-traditional roles, as part of a call for proposals to increase economic opportunities for women in Canada.

“Through Budget 2013, our government is committed to creating a strong economy and women are key to Canada’s economic success,” said McLeod. “This call for proposals will allow more women to succeed and prosper in non-traditional jobs.”

The new call for proposals launched today by Minister Ambrose is entitled Opening Doors: Economic Opportunities for Women.

This Call for Proposals will help communities create new economic opportunities for women in three thematic areas: Advancing Women in Non-Traditional Occupations: Projects will engage key stakeholders – institutions, employers, sector and professional organizations and communities, etc. – in sector-specific efforts to advance women in non-traditional occupations.

Increasing Economic Options for Women: Projects will address institutional barriers and other factors that limit local efforts to advance the economic security and prosperity of women in communities across Canada.

Improving Prosperity for Immigrant Women: Projects will address institutional barriers and other factors that limit the capacity of community organizations to respond to immigrant women’s economic needs.

Applications under this Call for Proposals for advancing women in non-traditional occupations will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on May 31, 2013.

Eligible organizations must address a number of predetermined criteria in their responses.

More information about this Call for Proposals is available at women.gc.ca.