Theme 1: Increasing or Strengthening Economic Opportunities for Entrepreneurial and Professional Women

Economic Prosperity: Positioning Women of Success

Project Objective

The purpose of this theme is to engage women and community stakeholders in developing and implementing strategies to diversify and strengthen economic and business opportunities for women.

Project Description

Projects will address institutional barriers that limit the economic prosperity of women in Canada. Specifically, the projects will engage women, especially entrepreneurial and professional women, and stakeholders to tap into existing or emerging economic opportunities. Projects will build strategic partnerships and implement innovative approaches to increase access to economic opportunities for women, particularly in entrepreneurship and professional occupations where women are under-represented.

Funding Available/Duration

Funding Available Duration
Projects at the local level Up to $250,000 Up to 30 months
Projects in multiple communities across Canada Up to $300,000 Up to 36 months

Mandatory Key Activities

a) Partnerships

b) Examine Context

c) Determine and Choose an Option

d) Implementation

e) Knowledge Sharing

Important Considerations

Projects proposing the following types of activities will not be considered under this Call for Proposals:

Planned results

Project Deliverables (After Approval)

Month 4

Month 12 and 24

Project end

Note: Performance reporting requirements and timelines will be determined after the proposed project has been approved.

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