Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Centre de Développement Économique et Social du Grand Toronto
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2008-03-03
Value: $30,510.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This eight-month pilot project seeks to inform, train and support 50 immigrant and Afro-Canadian women in Toronto and surrounding areas who distribute their goods and services through informal channels, so that they can gradually leave the underground economy and integrate into a structured economic system. Through workshops and meetings, the participants will receive training on the drawbacks of operating in an informal system versus a normal one, as well as on Canada’s economic system, inventory management, growth, strategic choices, short- and medium-term positioning, marketing, and social enterprise. Participants can rent booths at low rates to display and sell their goods and services, thus increasing their purchasing power and financial autonomy.