Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Société Inform’Elles Society
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Date: 2009-01-13
Value: $81,000.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: The objective of this 17-month project is to identify the problems faced by French-speaking immigrant women in British Columbia. The organization will facilitate 15 focus groups with women to better document their situation, as well as to help improve their skills and those of service providers. Through several leadership training workshops, 50 women from different backgrounds will have an opportunity to develop their knowledge and use tools to help them integrate into Canadian society and the labour market. This project will also help train 35 service providers to better understand the realities faced by clients, using culturally appropriate tools suited to their needs, which will have a positive impact on the stability and financial security of French-speaking women living in minority situations.