|Purpose: ||A group of 155 senior, immigrant and visible minority women will work with five of Ontarios economic development decision-making bodies to identify how to improve womens economic status. Participants will identify and document obstacles to their participation in the economy, and will propose how they can get involved in their regions economic development. They will identify organizations that offer programs and services in this area and propose concrete improvements. At a provincial meeting, womens organizations and key partners will work on an integrated development plan that will include targeted women in specific projects. This project will integrate the key organizations and provide tools to help women create businesses or find jobs that will enable them to meet their needs and those of their families. The participants will document their results, validate their strategies, and identify partners for local economic initiatives.