Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Date: 2010-03-15
Value: $87,626.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This 14-month project supports all three priority areas through a structured program that will provide learning opportunities for 40 young women aged 14 - 24 and their family (mothers, sisters, aunts etc.). Broken down into three modules (4 months each), each priority will be addressed through informative workshops, guest speakers and experts in those areas. Through these workshops and group activities, young women will be supported in their journey through financial literacy and self employment, personal defense and awareness, employment readiness and advancement, an understanding of democratic participation (municipal, provincial and federal), leadership training and community mentorship. Participants will attend 2 workshops a month, the first of which will be geared towards youth participants, the second will be for youth and their female family members. This project will strengthen the family unit from within and create opportunities for increased participation of women in their communities. The program will be promoted to all newcomer young women, along with resident Canadians who could benefit from the training. The organization has identified a need to assist young women in becoming independent strong leaders in their community. The organization will partner with Leadership Windsor-Essex to provide effective knowledge transfer through the internet.