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  1. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, along with the Honourable Greg Fergus, Member of Parliament for Hull-Aylmer, and Sophie Chatel, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, for an announcement to support a national Indigenous women’s and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organization.
  2. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, today issued the following statement to kick off Pride Season in Canada.
  3. Today, on Menstrual Hygiene Day, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth and Parliamentary Secretary Jenna Sudds issued the following statement.
  4. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth met with community leaders and families who have been impacted by the Northwest Territories wildfires.
  5. In January 2022, Women and Gender Equality Canada launched a call for proposals to bolster the capacity of Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations to provide gender-based violence (GBV) prevention programs to address the root causes of violence.
  6. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. Having access to vibrant, interactive spaces is important for health and wellbeing in every corner of our country. Breathing new life into our communities also stimulates local economies, creates jobs, and improves the quality of life for Canadians.
  7. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, was joined by the Honourable Caroline Wawzonek, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women for the Northwest Territories, the Honourable Julie Green, Minister of Health and Social Services for the Northwest Territories, and the Honourable Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, to announce $500,000 to support crisis hotlines in Northwest Territories until March 31, 2026.
  8. Today, the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Oakville, on behalf of the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, met with representatives of Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services (SAVIS) of Halton to highlight the progress of their project, Trauma and Cultural Informed Crisis Line Survivors.
  9. Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook, will make an announcement regarding support for the Porters Lake Commnity Service Organization.
  10. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, along with the Honourable Caroline Wawzonek, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women for the Northwest Territories, the Honourable Julie Green, Minister of Health and Social Services for the Northwest Territories, and Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, for an announcement to support crisis hotlines across the Northwest Territories.
  11. E.D. Films, a business co-founded by two women, receives $160,000 in financial assistance from CED to develop markets internationally.
  12. As Canada moves toward a greener future, communities that rely on coal to fuel their economies are building up other sectors to continue growing and create local employment. For many, the tourism sector is already a key economic driver, and it is important that communities are resourced and ready to create offerings that highlight local strengths and assets.
  13. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued a statement on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.
  14. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, will make an announcement to support tourism growth for a local hot spot in Trenton.
  15. From May 7 to 10, 2023, I was honoured to co-chair Canada’s first-ever Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) International Mentoring Workshop for Indigenous young women, organized in collaboration with the NEA and Trent University and supported by national and international mentors.
  16. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice—Champlain, on behalf of the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced $400,000 in funding for Centre d’amitié autochtone La Tuque’s Mamo Miskosiwin project.
  17. Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and the LAC Foundation invite members of the media to attend the 2023 Library and Archives Canada Scholar Awards ceremony.
  18. The Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), David Vigneault, issued the following statement regarding the CSIS 2022 Public Report released today.
  19. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls highlighted the underlying systemic causes of ongoing violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people. The COVID-19 pandemic also created unprecedented challenges for victims and survivors seeking help and the frontline organizations that support them.
  20. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls highlighted the underlying systemic causes of ongoing violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people. The COVID-19 pandemic also created unprecedented challenges for victims and survivors seeking help and the frontline organizations that support them.
  21. In January 2022, Women and Gender Equality Canada launched a call for proposals to bolster the capacity of Indigenous women’s and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations to provide gender-based violence (GBV) prevention programming in order to address the root causes of violence. Six organizations received funding.
  22. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls highlighted the underlying systemic causes of ongoing violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people. The COVID-19 pandemic also created unprecedented challenges for victims seeking help and the frontline organizations that support them.
  23. In January 2022, Women and Gender Equality Canada launched a call for proposals in order to bolster the capacity of Indigenous women’s and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations to provide gender-based violence prevention programming that will address the root causes of violence. Six Quebec–based projects are recipients of this funding.
  24. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada took unprecedented action to support Canadians and ensure a robust economic recovery.
  25. The call for nominations for the 2023 Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case is now open. These awards recognize Canadians, including youth, who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of gender equality.
  26. Today the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, was in Hamilton, Ontario to meet with staff of the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre to highlight Budget 2023 investments that advance reconciliation. She also met with staff at the Aeon Studio Group to highlight supports for businesses.
  27. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, was in Guelph, Ontario to meet with community workers at The SEED and 10C to highlight Budget 2023’s investments, like the new Grocery Rebate to help Canadians with the rising cost of living.
  28. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, spent the morning in Ontario’s Durham Region where she visited Ontario Tech University's Climatic Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel (ACE) and Canada Black Owned Marketplace to highlight Budget 2023’s investments in creating good jobs and growing a clean economy.
  29. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today on the International Day of Pink.
  30. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, visited the Mississauga Academy of Medicine (University of Toronto Mississauga [UTM] Campus), East Mississauga Community Healthcare Centre, and the Family Health Team at the Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario, to highlight Budget 2023 investments in public health care.
  31. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is accepting applications for the 2023 Chad Bradley Scholarship Award.
  32. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, met with members and staff of the In Path Dental clinic in Mississauga, Ontario, to highlight Budget 2023’s investments in public health care and the benefits of the new Canadian Dental Care Plan.
  33. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today on the International Transgender Day of Visibility.
  34. Members of the media are invited to join Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, accompanied by the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, for the presentation of the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case.
  35. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls highlighted the underlying systemic causes of ongoing violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people. The COVID-19 pandemic also created unprecedented challenges for victims seeking help and the frontline organizations that support them.
  36. In January 2022, Women and Gender Equality Canada launched a call for proposals in order to bolster the capacity of Indigenous women’s and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations to provide gender-based violence prevention programming that will address the root causes of violence.
  37. Despite progress in recent decades, gender equality in Canada remains a pressing issue as significant disparities and systemic barriers persist in areas such as the economy, workforce, politics, health, and education. These same barriers are even more pronounced for equity-seeking communities.
  38. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls highlighted the underlying systemic causes of ongoing violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people. The COVID-19 pandemic also created unprecedented challenges for victims and survivors seeking help and the frontline organizations that support them.
  39. Every Canadian deserves to fully participate in all spheres of society, regardless of gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation. Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and additional sexually and gender diverse (2SLGBTQI+) community organizations are key to creating a more equitable Canada for present and future generations. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth announced the launch of a call for proposals to support 2SLGBTQI+ community organizations across the country whose initiatives contribute to a strong 2SLGBTQI+ movement in Canada.
  40. Every Canadian, including 2SLGBTQI+ people, deserves to fully participate in all spheres of society, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. Though, far too often, these communities face discrimination, violence, and barriers that do not allow them to fully participate in the social, political, and economic aspects of society.
  41. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, for an update on the progress of 2SLGBTQI+ Action Plan and an important announcement regarding funding to support two 2SLGBTQI+ projects.
  42. The Government of Canada is committed to championing gender equality and taking action to ensure that women and girls in all their diversity can succeed in Canada and around the world.The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and Parliamentary Secretary Jenna Sudds led the Canadian delegation to the 67th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW67) during the session’s first week.
  43. Woman-owned business Auberge La Merveilleuse receives $83,750 in financial assistance from CED to adapt its products and services to today’s context and position itself for the future.
  44. Chambre à peinture A.G. and UDACO Industries, two businesses led by women, receive over $300,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  45. Canada’s Procurement Ombudsman will host the Diversifying the Federal Supply Chain Summit on April 4 and 5, 2023. The Summit will feature public and private sector programs that help small businesses and businesses led by Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized Canadians, women, 2SLGBTQI+ Canadians, persons with disabilities and other underrepresented groups obtain federal government contracts.
  46. Statement by Minister Ien, Head of the Delegation of Canada, to UNCSW 67th Session
  47. Camerises Mistouk, a business co‑founded by a woman, receives $100,000 in financial assistance from CED to enhance its tourism offering and adopt eco‑friendly practices.
  48. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls highlighted the underlying systemic causes of ongoing violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people. The COVID-19 pandemic also created unprecedented challenges for victims and survivors seeking help and the frontline organizations that support them.
  49. Amazing women and girls are all around us, making a difference in business, science, public service, medicine, the arts, and beyond. Every woman, in every walk of life, has an important place in the story of Canada.
  50. Evol receives nearly $10 million in financial assistance from CED to support women and men entrepreneurs in Quebec from diverse backgrounds.