Six community organizations will receive funding support to help empower Island women and girls to live safer, better and healthier lives. Funding is provided through the 2020 Interministerial Women’s Secretariat Grants for the groups to develop a wide range of inclusive programs for women and girls that promote the legal, health, social and economic equality of women.
My Body, My Choice
The PEI Association for Community Living will receive $11,885 to develop a series of educational sessions focused on women with intellectual disabilities, to better understand personal relationships and their own sexual health.
Aboriginal Women’s Association
The Aboriginal Women’s Association will receive $20,380 to engage the Indigenous women’s community in PEI to enhance awareness and social action on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Final Report’s Calls for Justice.
Youth group for young girls of colour
The Sierra Club will receive $9,850 to provide leadership development opportunities to young girls of colour. Inspired by the Women’s Luncheon during Black History Month that saw a group of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) come together to support one another and be supported, the Black Cultural Society and Sierra Club want to create that same kind of space for young BIPOC in PEI.
The Girls Adventure in Leadership
The Adventure Group will receive $9,500 to provide girls age 9–14 the opportunity to engage with peers in a positive, inclusive environment, strengthening their ability to become leaders in the community.
Retaining Women in Trades in PEI
The Women’s Network PEI will receive $17,000 to work directly with women in trades to better understand why they stayed in or left their industries.
Translating Women’s Post-Secondary Student Leadership into Future Political Success
The Coalition for Women in Government will receive $17,000 to engage both present and past post-secondary student executives and current elected officials to enhance awareness, education and social action on women’s leadership in PEI.