Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Philippine Women Centre of BC (PWC of BC)
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Date: 2008-03-03
Value: $262,212.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: The project aims to empower Filipino women to leave abusive relationships and to provide them with the skills and training necessary to regain their economic independence. This project will particularly focus on women working as live-in caregivers who entered Canada under the federal government’s Live-In Caregiver Program. The women’s temporary immigration status, economic marginalization and conditions of poverty make them particularly vulnerable to abusive situations. The project’s main activities are direct services including education, skills training, cultural and employment bridging program, and leadership-building workshops.
Comments: Multi-year project of 3 years (2008-2010).