Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF IMMIGRANT AND VISIBLE MINORITY WOMEN OF CANADA
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Date: 2007-10-12
Value: $358,600.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This 18-month project will integrate 100 immigrant and visible minority women into decision-making bodies and governance structures of private, public and community organizations. Participants will receive training on Canadian governance processes, approaches and practices. One hundred mentors, selected based on their experience and professional networks, will be matched with mentees. Targeted organizations working with mentors and mentees will determine how to use the Diversity Audit Tool to become more welcoming to immigrant and visible minorities. They will then be invited to define and implement the changes so they become models for other organizations. Decision-makers will be encouraged to share the outcomes of their project within their networks to encourage other organizations to use the tool and hire immigrant and visible minority women who currently face barriers to employment. This will increase the economic well-being of immigrant and visible minority women. The tools, good practices and lessons learned will be shared with provincial and local immigrant women’s organizations and presented to the National Immigrant Service Society Network. Other community organizations and businesses will share the outcomes and tools within their networks.