Canada. Department for Women and Gender Equality

Site: Ontario Regional Office

Service: Women's Programs

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Description & Services
Public Comments Please note funding is not provided for the following: 
  • Those activities that take place outside of Canada, with the exception of activities related to the United Nations (UN) that connect directly to the project and have written approval from Status of Women Canada 
  • Domestic advocacy activities and lobbying of federal, provincial and municipal governments 
  • Ongoing activities 
  • Research and polling activities
Description (Agency) The objective of the Women's Program is to achieve the full participation of women in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada
Description (Service) Provides funding to eligible organizations in support of projects at local, regional and/or national levels that address the following three priority areas: 
  • Ending violence against women and girls 
  • Improving women's and girls' economic security and prosperity 
  • Encouraging women and girls in leadership and decision-making roles
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility Applicants 
Eligible recipients include legally constituted organizations that are: 
  • Not-for-profit Canadian organizations, excluding labour unions; post-secondary educational institutions and churches; 
  • For-profit Canadian organizations, if the nature and intent of the funded activity is non-commercial and not intended to generate profit; 
  • Aboriginal governments (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities) and their agencies in rural and remote areas where there is a lack of capacity among non-profit and for-profit organizations; and 
  • Territorial governments (local, regional, territorial) and their agencies in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut
Project Activities 
Funding is provided for activities related to a project that: 
  • Occurs within a specific period of 36 months or less; 
  • Contributes to the Women's Program's mandate by addressing the Program's objective;  
  • Falls within one or more of the Program's areas of focus; 
  • Articulates clear plans to achieve demonstrable results; and 
  • Involves women who are affected by the issue being addressed by the project
Application Applications may be submitted upon the Program's Calls for Proposals, found here
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone 1-833-792-4281
Fax 1-855-500-3568
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Located In Community Gatineau
Address 22 Eddy St, 10th Fl
Gatineau, QC J8X 2V6
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Intersection Eddy St and Wellington St
Mailing Address c/o Status of Women Canada 
PO Box 8097 
Station T CSC 
Ottawa, ON K1G 3H6
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (40) Federal Government
Funding Federal - Status of Women Canada