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  1. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault, will announce funding for the skilled trades in Windsor, Ontario, to improve the participation of women apprentices and apprentices from other equity-deserving groups facing barriers in the Red Seal trades.
  2. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced up to $12.4 million for 34 organizations in British Columbia (26 regional and 8 national).
  3. Today, Women and Gender Equality Canada announced up to $12.4 million for 34 organizations in British Columbia (26 regional and 8 national).
  4. Today, Lisa Hepfner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, alongside Viviane Lapointe, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, announced up to $19 million for 34 organizations to prevent and address gender-based violence in Ontario and across the country.
  5. Today’s announcement includes funding for 34 organizations to prevent and address gender-based violence in Ontario and across the country.
  6. On January 11, Lisa Hepfner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, along with Viviane Lapointe, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, will make an announcement supporting Ontario-based organizations to prevent and address gender-based violence.
  7. Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced close to $7.3 million for 18 organizations located in Alberta and across the country.
  8. Today, Women and Gender Equality Canada announced close to $7.3 million for organizations located in Alberta and across the country.
  9. On January 9, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, will make an announcement supporting Indigenous women’s and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations in Alberta.
  10. Today, Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced over $900,000 for two community organizations in Yukon.
  11. Today, Michael V. McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced over $1.15 million for two community organizations in Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  12. Today, Shafqat Ali, Member of Parliament for Brampton Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced over $586,000 to Victim Services of Peel for their project This Way Out, a promising practice to prevent and address gender-based violence.
  13. Starting today, federally regulated employers are now required to provide pads and tampons to any employee who needs them while on the job at their workplace. Employers are required to provide these products at no cost to employees in an accessible and private workplace location, such as a washroom or office supply cabinet.
  14. Today, Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador on behalf of the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced nearly $459,000 for two community organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  15. Today, Lisa Hepfner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and the Honourable Pam Parsons, Minister Responsible for Women and Gender Equality in Newfoundland and Labrador, announced a historic bilateral agreement.
  16. The National Action Plan builds on existing federal, provincial, and territorial approaches and strategies to prevent and address GBV.
  17. Minister O’Regan and MP Carolyn Bennett to make an announcement about no cost menstrual products at work
  18. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, with Members of Parliament from Nova Scotia announced close to $5.4 million for 14 organizations – 13 Nova Scotia regional organizations and 1 national organization.
  19. Today, Women and Gender Equality Canada announced up to $5.4M for 14 organizations in Nova Scotia.
  20. Today, Lisa Hepfner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and the Honourable Jill Balser, Nova Scotia’s Minister Responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, announced a historic bilateral agreement.
  21. The National Action Plan builds on existing federal, provincial, and territorial approaches and strategies to prevent and address GBV.
  22. On December 15, Lisa Hepfner, Parliamentary Secretary for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, along with the Honourable Pam Parsons, Newfoundland & Labrador’s Minister Responsible for Women and Gender Equality, will make an announcement supporting the implementation of the National Action Plan to End Gender-based Violence in Newfoundland & Labrador.
  23. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today on the fifth anniversary of the Department for Women and Gender Equality.
  24. On December 14, Lisa Hepfner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, along with the Honourable Jill Balser, Nova Scotia’s Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, will make an announcement supporting the implementation of the National Action Plan to End Gender-based Violence in Nova Scotia.
  25. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement for Human Rights Day, which also marks the final day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. 
  26. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Katrine Conroy, Minister of Finance in British Columbia, and Kelli Paddon, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity in British Columbia, announced a historic bilateral agreement.
  27. The National Action Plan builds on existing federal, provincial, and territorial approaches and strategies to prevent and address GBV.
  28. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued a statement today on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
  29. Today, Lisa Hepfner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced up to $1.8M for six community organizations.
  30. Today, Women and Gender Equality Canada announced close to $1.8M for six organizations in New Brunswick.
  31. Today, Lisa Hepfner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and the Honourable Sherry Wilson, New Brunswick’s Minister responsible for Women’s Equality, announced a historic bilateral agreement.
  32. The National Action Plan builds on existing federal, provincial, and territorial approaches and strategies to prevent and address GBV.
  33. Today, the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced over $13 million in funding for 31 Indigenous-led projects to keep working to put an end to violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQI+ people.
  34. On December 4, Lisa Hepfner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and the Honourable Sherry Wilson, New Brunswick’s Minister responsible for Women’s Equality, will make an announcement supporting the implementation of the National Action Plan to End Gender-based Violence in New Brunswick.
  35. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, supported by federal cabinet ministers* issued this statement today to urge collective, whole-of-society action to end gender-based violence and to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
  36. Today, on the eve of the days of activism against gender-based violence, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and Martine Biron, Quebec’s Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, announced an agreement to address gender-based violence.
  37. Addressing gender-based violence (GBV) is a priority for the Government of Quebec, and it has made significant investments to end violence against women. In 2022, it launched the Integrated Government Strategy to Counteract Sexual Violence and Domestic Violence, and to Rebuild Trust 2022–2027 (Integrated Violence Strategy).
  38. On November 24, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, along with the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Québec; Martine Biron, Quebec’s Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women; and Isabelle Lecours, Member for Lotbinière-Frontenac and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education, will announce a bilateral agreement to end gender-based violence in Quebec.
  39. Government of Canada launches call for proposals for the Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program
  40. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today.
  41. Good social policy cannot be created in a vacuum – it must be informed by both professional expertise and lived experience. This is why the Government of Canada’s Opportunity For All – Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy commits to the formation of a National Advisory Council on Poverty to provide advice on how the federal government can best address and reduce the impact of poverty on our citizens.
  42. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth and Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South were joined by the Honourable Michael Parsa, Ontario’s Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, and the Honourable Charmaine Williams, Ontario’s Associate Minister of Women’s Social and Economic Opportunity, to announce a historic bilateral agreement.
  43. The National Action Plan builds on existing federal, provincial, and territorial approaches and strategies to prevent and address GBV.
  44. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth announced $325,000 for Canadian Women & Sport, to support the Commercial Women's Sport Initiative.
  45. On November 15, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South along with the Honourable Michael Parsa, Ontario’s Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, and the Honourable Charmaine Williams, Ontario’s Associate Minister of Women’s Social and Economic Opportunity, will make an announcement supporting the implementation of the National Action Plan to End Gender-based Violence in Ontario.
  46. On November 14, the Honourable Minister Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth; and Allison Sandmeyer-Graves, CEO of Canadian Women & Sport, will make an announcement regarding improving economic security and prosperity of women through professional sport.
  47. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth announced more than $5.5 million for YWCA Canada and ten other organizations to prevent and address gender-based violence in Ontario and across the country.
  48. Today, Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) announced more than $5.5 million in funding for YWCA Canada and ten other organizations under the Call for Proposals to Address Gender-based Violence Through Promising Practices and Community-based Research.
  49. Today, on Persons Day, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced the recipients of the 2023 Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case.
  50. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced the recipients of the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case.