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Ottawa funding to support indigenous tradeswomen – Journal Of Commerce
by ahnationtalk onJuly 21, 2017399 Views
Jul 21, 2017
OTTAWA – Federal funding has been announced for two projects as a way to help advance gender equality in Alberta’s and Canada’s economies.
The Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology is receiving $354,128 in funding for a three-year project. The idea behind the funding is to challenge gender bias and stereotypes that are impacting women in the science, engineering, trades and technology sectors, explains a federal government release. A strategy will be developed to address these stereotypes with feedback from industry partners.
Women Building Futures is also receiving $384,000 for a three-year project to support the hiring and retention of indigenous women in the construction, maintenance and oil and gas sectors.