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  1. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced $770,000 over two and a half years to the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR).
  2. Polar Knowledge Canada is delighted to announce funding for five post-doctoral candidates with fellowships of $50,000 each to conduct research at Northern colleges and universities in Nunavut, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
  3. Agriculture is an important economic driver in rural Nova Scotia. The Government of Canada is investing to help a Cape Breton co-operative take innovative steps to connect farmers and producers to local markets.
  4. Our communities thrive when residents and visitors of all abilities can enjoy public spaces. The Government of Canada has invested to help make a community park and trail more accessible.
  5. Climate comfort centres play an essential role during extreme weather events, offering residents a place to shelter, charge devices, use the internet, and check in with family and friends.
  6. By providing a space where people can feel safe, supported, and connected during times of upheaval and uncertainty, climate comfort centres help communities recover more quickly once the crisis has passed.
  7. Cape Breton Island is focused on preserving and promoting its unique Highland history and heritage, and keeping the culture alive for residents and visitors. The Government of Canada is investing in improvements to the Gaelic College campus in St. Anns.
  8. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced up to $1.5 million for Fierté Canada Pride to administer funding to support security needs for Pride festivals this season.
  9. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, for the raising of the Pride flag on Parliament Hill, alongside Members of Parliament, and special guests.
  10. Skilled tradespeople are essential for Canada to build more homes, make it easier to rent or own, and help the most vulnerable with stable housing. To encourage more people to pursue a career in the skilled trades, the Government of Canada is making investments to attract more young people, women, and under-represented groups to these rewarding and in-demand jobs, while ensuring apprentices are well-supported to develop the skills they need to take advantage of opportunities.
  11. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, supported by Federal Ministers issued the following statement in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of Menstrual Hygiene Day, as the Government of Canada continues to advance menstrual equity.
  12. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, joined the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, the Honourable Ya'ara Saks, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, and Lisa Hepfner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, to reiterate the Government of Canada’s commitment to help make essential and preventive medications more accessible and affordable, on behalf of the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health.
  13. On May 24, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth; Lisa Hepfner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth; the Honourable Ya’ara Saks, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health; and the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, will host an event in Hamilton to highlight the government’s investments in a National Pharmacare Plan.
  14. New exhibits and extensive restoration completed at former Sir John A. Macdonald residence.
  15. During a three-day visit to Cape Breton that coincided with Atlantic Official Languages Week and Gaelic Nova Scotia Month, Darrell Samson, the Member of Parliament for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA, met with educators, arts administrators, and economic development leaders to discuss the region’s unique cultural heritage, as well as its competitive advantages, challenges, and plans for future growth.
  16. Enhanced Visitor Information Centre reopens and ready to welcome visitors
  17. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Ya’ara Saks, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, issued the following statement today on this International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
  18. Bellevue House National Historic Site reopening with new exhibits and programming
  19. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced $924,370 over two and a half years to Build a Dream to Empower Women (Build a Dream) for their project Supporting Women’s Access to Employment, Retention, Advancement in Male Dominated Fields.
  20. Ottawa, Ontario (May 7, 2024) - The Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), David Vigneault, issued the following statement regarding the CSIS 2023 Public Report released today:
  21. Backgrounder: Decision by the independent Commission on the applicability of the environmental assessment for the Darlington New Nuclear Project to Ontario Power Generation’s selected reactor technology
  22. Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced the Commission’s decision that the existing environmental assessment (EA) for the Darlington New Nuclear Project (DNNP) is applicable to the reactor technology selected by Ontario Power Generation (OPG), the General Electric Hitachi BWRX300 reactor.
  23. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today on the International Day of Pink.
  24. On April 5, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, along with the Honourable Rechie Valdez, Minister of Small Business, and the Honourable Ya’ara Saks, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, will announce support for affordable housing.
  25. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement on the International Transgender Day of Visibility.
  26. Minister Hutchings and Minister Petitpas Taylor to announce support for childcare
  27. Today, Women and Gender Equality Canada is calling for nominations for the 2024 Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case.
  28. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, announced over $7.4M for 17 organizations located in Manitoba and Saskatchewan to prevent and address gender-based violence.
  29. Today, Women and Gender Equality Canada announced over $7.4M for 17 organizations located in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
  30. On March 25, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, will announce support for 17 organizations based in the Prairies to prevent and address gender-based violence.
  31. Our position – Canada’s position - is that gender equality is non-negotiable. It is a fundamental human right, and it must be protected.
  32. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today on International Women’s Day.
  33. With the number of housing construction projects needed across the country, the demand for skilled tradespeople is at an all-time high and is expected to keep growing. The Government of Canada is making targeted investments aimed at developing a diverse and inclusive skilled trades workforce that will have the right skills to build the country’s housing supply and grow tomorrow’s green economy.
  34. The two women-led businesses receive a total of $549,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  35. The Honourable Minister Marci Ien and Parliamentary Secretary Lisa Hepfner will be in New York City for the 68th Session of the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW).
  36. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault, will be in Surrey to announce support to help women explore, prepare for, and succeed in the skilled trades.
  37. Today, Lisa Hepfner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced up to $1.5 million for Plan International Canada’s project, Promoting the Power Within and Redefining Beauty: Uprooting Systemic Barriers to Equity in Leadership.
  38. When Hurricane Fiona wreaked havoc on cities and towns along the Atlantic coast, the Government of Canada responded quickly with programs designed to help the region with long-term recovery efforts and adaptations to help businesses and communities recover, restore and rebuild for the future.
  39. Hurricane Fiona was an unprecedented storm that wreaked havoc along the Atlantic coast, causing damage to businesses, communities and non-profit organizations. The Government of Canada recognizes the need to rebuild and adapt to future weather events, and is investing $6,437,005 in non-repayable contributions through ACOA’s Hurricane Fiona Recovery Fund (HFRF) program to fund five projects that will restore and upgrade infrastrcuture.
  40. Jaime Battiste, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Sydney – Victoria, will announce support for five projects in Cape Breton County to help recover, repair and rebuild their facilities.
  41. On March 5, Lisa Hepfner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, will announce funding to support young women and gender-diverse youth to build self-esteem and reach their full potential, and pursue leadership.
  42. Today, on Pink Shirt Day, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, launched a call for proposals under the Government of Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Projects Fund.
  43. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth attended an event hosted by Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) in Toronto and announced $960,000 in funding for the organization to create a more inclusive and equitable digital economy.
  44. 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.
  45. 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).
  46. Today, Women and Gender Equality Canada announced up to $12.4 million for 34 organizations in British Columbia (26 regional and 8 national).
  47. 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.
  48. Today’s announcement includes funding for 34 organizations to prevent and address gender-based violence in Ontario and across the country.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.