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  1. Men and boys have a critical role to play as allies in preventing gender-based violence (GBV) and in achieving gender equality. Research has highlighted that the involvement of men and boys in strategies to prevent and address violence can make a real difference and reduce gender-based violence.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 (GBV) prevention programming that will address the root causes of violence.
  5. Crisis hotlines are a lifeline to survivors of gender-based violence and are critical support services. During the pandemic, organizations operating crisis lines in British Columbia (BC) reported an increase in the volume of calls as victims of violence and those seeking related services experienced barriers to safely accessing services.
  6. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
  7. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and Grace Lore, British Columbia’s Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity for an announcement regarding support for crisis hotlines in British Columbia.
  8. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today: “This November 20, 2022 – on Transgender Day of Remembrance – the Government of Canada recognizes the magnitude of the challenges trans people face. Too many have paid with their lives or endured unacceptable discrimination for living their truth and expressing themselves as they are.
  9. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), made a statement about Women’s Entrepreneurship Day on November 19, 202.2
  10. As the 2022 Tech Forward Awards wrap up in Halifax, the power of diversity and inclusion in the digital economy is in the spotlight. This year’s winners and nominees are boosting local innovation by building welcoming workplaces, championing underrepresented communities, and spearheading positive changes across the sector.
  11. Today the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), made a statement about Global Entrepreneurship Week, which runs November 14-20, 2022.
  12. 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. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  13. Crisis hotlines are a lifeline for survivors of gender-based violence and are critical support services. During the pandemic, the demand for crisis hotline services has significantly increased across Canada. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced $700,000 to support crisis hotlines across Nova Scotia. Minister Ien was joined by the Honourable Karla MacFarlane, Minister responsible for the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, to announce the bilateral agreement.
  14. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, will make an announcement about several infrastructure and technology projects to enhance safety, accessibility and connectivity in the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s.
  15. Living a life free from violence is a fundamental human right, but gender‑based violence (GBV) continues to be a significant barrier to achieving gender equality in Canada. It is one of the most pervasive, deadly, and deeply rooted human rights violations of our time. Federal, provincial, and territorial governments in Canada are committed to preventing and addressing it.
  16. In January 2021, the Joint Declaration for a Canada Free of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) was endorsed by the federal, provincial, and territorial ministers responsible for the status of women. It laid out the Framework for Joint Action, identifying the vision, goals, pillars, and foundation for a ten-year National Action Plan.
  17. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, for an announcement regarding support for crisis hotlines in Nova Scotia. The Honourable Karla MacFarlane, Nova Scotia Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women and Andy Filmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax, will also be present to discuss the announcement.
  18. In the recent 2022 Fall Economic Statement, the Government of Canada highlighted its plan to continue its sound stewardship of the economy and to be there for Canadians. To help families cope with increasing costs, like rising prices at the checkout counter, the government is delivering targeted support to the Canadians who need it the most, including by: doubling the GST Credit for 11 million eligible Canadians; enhancing the Canada Workers Benefit to support 4.2 million Canadians; and making federal student and apprentice loans permanently interest free for the graduates of today and tomorrow.
  19. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, for an important announcement regarding gender-based violence following the 40th annual meeting of the Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Forum of Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women in Nova Scotia.
  20. 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. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  21. Atlantic Canadian tourism organizations and operators are working hard to find new approaches to deliver world-class tourism experiences that tell the stories of the region, and what makes it such a special visitor destination. The Government of Canada is supporting the expansion of an enhanced visitor experience at the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark that explores the connections between geology, communities, culture, heritage and nature.
  22. 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. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  23. 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 about recreation centre upgrades that will expand programming and help reconnect the community.
  24. The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Marc Miller, will be in Gatineau to announce funding for the Native Women’s Association of Canada for a project that helps Indigenous women and Two-Spirit and gender-diverse individuals find apprenticeships with small and medium-sized enterprises.
  25. Gender equality will be achieved when people of all genders have opportunities to participate fully in democratic and public life, to attain economic security, and to live free of violence. The 2022 Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case recognizes individuals who are continuing to advance gender equality in Canada.
  26. Too many families across Canada lack access to affordable, inclusive and high quality child care. That is why the Government of Canada has laid out a plan to provide parents in Canada with, on average, $10 a day child care for children under six years old. This plan will make life more affordable for families, create new jobs, get parents—especially women—back into the workforce, and grow the middle class, while giving every child a real and fair chance at success.
  27. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, met with G7 Gender Equality Ministers over a two-day session to discuss gender equality policies, and support for women in self-employment and entrepreneurship.
  28. Menstrual products are a basic need and are essential to upholding Canadians’ sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as to ensuring women’s participation in school, work and society. Yet, one in three Canadians who need pads, tampons or other menstrual products struggle to afford them. To make life more affordable and workplaces more equitable, the Government of Canada is proposing to strengthen regulations under the
  29. Crisis hotlines are a lifeline to survivors of gender-based violence and are critical support services. Rates of gender-based violence in the Yukon are three times greater than the national average.
  30. Government of Canada to Announce Support for Crisis Hotlines across Yukon
  31. Les femmes choisissent moins souvent que les hommes une carrière dans les métiers spécialisés, et elles sont confrontées à des obstacles plus importants dans leur formation en apprentissage. La demande en travailleurs des métiers spécialisés n’ayant jamais été aussi forte, le gouvernement du Canada fait des investissements ciblés visant à développer une main-d’œuvre diversifiée et inclusive dans les métiers spécialisés, ce qui aidera un plus grand nombre de Canadiens – y compris les femmes – à se bâtir de bonnes carrières bien rémunérées.
  32. Equality is achieved when organizations come together to strengthen collaboration, increase access to information, and implement change that benefits everyone.
  33. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, today issued the following statement on International Day of the Girl Child.
  34. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will be in Sudbury to announce funding for projects that aim to improve early learning and child care programs and services across Canada.
  35. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today for Women's History Month:
  36. The announcement scheduled for September 26 regarding support for crisis hotlines on Prince Edward Island has been postponed.
  37. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will join British Columbia’s Minister of State for Child Care, Karina Chen, and British Columbia’s Minister of Education and Child Care, Jennifer Whiteside, in Burnaby to announce how they will make child care more affordable for families in British Columbia.
  38. Government of Canada to Announce Support for Crisis Hotlines on Prince Edward Island
  39. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today on Gender Equality Week:
  40. Today, the Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., issued the following statement to recognize International Equal Pay Day
  41. Canada has much to offer visitors: breathtaking landscapes and wide-open spaces, diverse and inclusive experiences, and welcoming people from coast to coast to coast who provide outstanding service. Combined with a strong focus on health and safety and high vaccination against COVID-19, Canada is among the most alluring and smartest destination choices.
  42. Backgrounder: The Government of Canada is investing more than $1.3 million in 13 projects to support the tourism sector on Cape Breton Island and in Guysborough County.
  43. Small businesses are at the heart of Canadian communities and are the engines that drive local economies. Their success is critical to accelerating inclusive growth that benefits everyone.
  44. Young Canadians are integral to Canada’s present and future success, as they are the leaders of today and tomorrow. Youth organizations in Canada are undertaking important work, such as amplifying youth voices and advocating for gender equality.
  45. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for crisis hotline services significantly increased across Canada. Crisis hotlines are a lifeline to survivors of gender-based violence and are critical support services.
  46. Government of Canada to Announce Support for Crisis Hotlines Across Canada
  47. Indigenous women, women with disabilities, members of LGBTQ2 communities, as well as newcomers, Black, racialized, and migrant women are all disproportionately impacted by longstanding inequities. Through support for Manitoba-based organizations that advance gender equality and work to break down barriers, individuals in these communities will be able to fully participate in the economic, social, and democratic life in Canada.
  48. The Government of Canada recognizes Quebec’s leadership in early learning and child care.
  49. Fostering economic development, boosting tourism, and promoting Atlantic Canada’s unique places and experiences are key to building strong communities. The Government of Canada is investing in the Town of Port Hawkesbury to re-invigorate its waterfront, creating new business opportunities and a welcoming, accessible space for residents and visitors to explore.
  50. Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton – Canso, will announce support to re-energize the waterfront in Port Hawkesbury.